Nearly one-fourth of the students who try to join the military fail its entrance exam, painting a grim picture of an education system that produces graduates who can't answer basic math, science and reading questions. The report by The Education Trust found that 23 percent of recent high school graduates don't get the minimum score needed on the enlistment test to join any branch of the military. The study, released exclusively to The Associated Press on Tuesday, comes on top of Pentagon data that shows 75 percent of those aged 17 to 24 don't qualify for the military because they are physically unfit, have a criminal record or didn't graduate high school.A lot of these kids will, however, enroll in college. The only requirement there is an ability to pay the tuition.
For those that are serving and have served, you now are getting a better idea of just what an elite group of people you belong to. I know from days on recruiting duty for the Army in the early 90's just how few people qualified for entrance into the Army.
All you that still think the military is some sort option of last resort, maybe it is time to look at yourself and figure out why it is you couldn't have been a member of this select group. The winners in life, it seems, wear a uniform while the losers engage in toga parties at frat houses. This should also be a big plus for employers of all types. You want a worker with a proven record, you sure can't go wrong hiring a vet.