Skip to comments.APNewsBreak: Nearly 1 in 4 fails military exam
Posted on 12/21/2010 5:00:59 PM PST by Baladas
MIAMI 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.
"Too many of our high school students are not graduating ready to begin college or a career and many are not eligible to serve in our armed forces," U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told the AP. "I am deeply troubled by the national security burden created by America's underperforming education system."
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The very nerve of these people. To think the military has the right to selectively discriminate against idiots! Idiots have rights too, y’know.
May I suggest that you check out, among others, some of the entries by young people on Facebook. These kids sound illiterate!!
Already saw this via a private mail list. Here’s what I said:
Our entire schooling system is a disgrace.
People interested in this should read something, anything,
by John Taylor Gatto. I particularly recommend his =Underground
History of American Education=. It is available for free on
the Internet (http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/underground/) but
I suggest buying a copy. It’s too big and too much to read on
The relevant chapter to this topic is Chapter #3 which is available
at http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/3print.html . If reading
this doesn’t cause you to buy the whole book, then there is probably
no hope for you as regards this subject.
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....
But being a fudge packer or carpet licker is ok.
Look for Obama to funnel money to his buddies in Hawaii.
On the other hand, if you score high in all categories the recruiting office will be peaking in your window at night with faux checks for thousands of dollars.
Doing well on the ASVAB has its negatives too....
Unless the ASVAB has changed, a 6th grader with reasonable thinking skills should be able to pass it.
I remember some VERY poor students who generally couldn’t pass their way out of an open-book, answers given to them, test that passed the ASVAB - one that became a “very high recruiting target” after scoring very high on it (this kid was one of the worst students - academically speaking - that I ever encountered - and definitely someone I wouldn’t have trusted with a pocket knife, much less firearms and other weapons systems the US Military use).
I am curious about something - Who all are they including in these statistics? I know that some public schools actually REQUIRE students to take the ASVAB (the school I use to be employed by required it of Juniors). I knew many students who intentionally marked stupid answers just so that they wouldn’t hear from recruiters...
Not every person who takes the ASVAB is trying to get into the military.
I believe that the correct term is "filthy sodomite", but your terms work, too.
Well, apparently one fourth of them are illiterate and another fourth are homosexual and another fourth are good little socialists in training. Our government run public indoctrination centers at work.
They can still get a law degee from Harvard and edit the Law Review.
One of the most demoralizing tours I ever had was when I was detailed to a MEPS station. The stupidity that our public education system generates is simply breathtaking. You would be amazed how many CatVs there are, especially considering by the time they’ve reached MEPS, they’ve been at least pre-screened to be high school graduates or have a GED. It’s amazing how many have diplomas but are - for all practical purposes - functionally illiterate.
The hope part of the “HOPIE/CHANGIE” scam is the hope that all the faggots are in the 25% that fail.
Because if they get in and get thru boot camp and into a close combat outfit, they’re gonna wind up buried out in the training areas.
“PFC Bruce Bagadonuts, having been AWOL for 30 days, is now declared a deserter.”
“”U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told the AP. “I am deeply troubled by the national security burden created by America’s underperforming education system.””
Jeez Arnie - where have you been for the past 40 years? It’s your people who have made sure students don’t learn anything. They aren’t there to learn. They are there to be indoctrinated. Don’t pretend to be surprised or disappointed. You got what you wanted - a dumbed down society courtesy of the dems in this country! National Security? What’s that to dems?
Don’t worry, the recruiting office is overflowing in Haight-Ashbury.
Perhaps some children are being left behind. If only we could send them all to quality private christian schools, I’m sure they would learn more.
Does anyone here really think these people are concerned about our military or the childrunz?
This is about trying to funnel more taxpayer money into the public Skrool System!
Not to worry. We’ll just throw a trillion or two more money into the edumacashun system. Nothing a little more in tax loot can’t solve.
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