Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Young People Ineligible for Military Service

Mission: Readiness, a group of retired senior military leaders, has released a publication reporting that 75% of America's young people aged 17 to 24 are ineligible for military service principally for three reasons: failure to graduate high school, having a criminal record, or lack of physical fitness/obesity. Entitled "Ready, Willing and Unable to Serve," the report stresses that high quality early education is the key to helping young people graduate from high school, avoid crime, and achieve success in life.