drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

Fixing Those Broken Numbers

From the San Jose Merk a whole new meaning to the old catch phrase about "no child left behind."

Army Secretary Noel Harvey and vice chief of staff Gen. Richard Cody said Monday that the Army was using looser Defense Department rules that permitted it to sign up more high school dropouts and people who score lower on mental-qualification tests, but they denied that this meant it was lowering standards.

Until Army recruiters began having trouble signing up enough recruits earlier this year, the Army had set minimum standards that were higher than those of the Defense Department.

The Army has a recruiting shortfall of 6,000 to 8,000 soldiers over the past 12 months. It hasn't fallen so short of its annual goal since 1979, several years after the Vietnam war.

Gosh, Golly, that so makes me feel safer!

Nothing like knowing kids will finally get that motivation to, uh....

Post Better SAT scores?

Be all that they can Be?

Uh.... Which side are we supporting here again?

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