08 October 2007

Declining Army Standards

Gates noted that the percentage of Army recruits with high-school diplomas is now at about 76 percent, while in recent years that figure was more than 90 percent.

From the El Paso Times via a Daily Kos diarist.

This is a far more severe drop in standards than anything I've previously seen about this issue. Previous studies have shown that Army recruits who fail to graduate from high school perform less well in the Army as well.

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