Report Finds Many Young Adults Cannot Pass the Military's Basic Exam

USA Today story, “Another view on kids: Focus on early education” reports that most young adults in the U.S. cannot qualify for military service, and one major reason lies with our troubled educational system. A recent Education Trust report shows that among high school graduates, 23% seeking to enlist cannot pass the military's basic exam for reading, math and problem-solving. From a national security perspective, the situation is so serious that nearly 200 retired generals and admirals are calling on Congress to consider major educational reform, with a special emphasis on increased investments in high-quality early education.

Jan 24, 2011