One of the problems we have recruiting from the inner city schools is that the students don't pass the entrance tests to get in the Army. In other words, they are not getting an education in inner city schools. So we are recuiting from schools in the burbs.
I know a number of honors students who are headed for Iraq, by the way.
News story yesterday is that the minimum score was lowered this time because there weren't enough with the higher cut-off to meet quotas. Random guessing would probably yield a passing score.
This just BURNS me to the core.
My son - and countless numbers of his comrades- either left WELL PAYING careers or college to enlist to SERVE. He stands with high school grads and top-of-the-class college grads- and everything in between..in other words REGULAR AMERICANS.
The young people who made these statements have parents who should be ASHAMED they brought their children up to think this way.
- end of rant