Sunday, March 04, 2012

The Miltary Isn't Good Enough For Dept of Education

Like Rodney Dangerfield, military service gets no respect:
New York City principals are up in arms over a new plan that gives bonus points this year to high schools based on graduates going to college — but doesn’t count those who join the military.

Department of Education officials met with a group of principals last week to explain changes in Progress Reports coming out this fall. Schools that send more kids to community or baccalaureate colleges within six to 18 months will get extra credit.

When a principal asked about points for grads who choose to enlist in the armed forces, he was shot down.

“The military isn’t college. It doesn’t count,” the group was told.
The smallest problem here is the "only college counts" mentality.

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