Military complains of undereducated candidates

Army helmets

The U.S. Army via Flickr

You’ll need better education if you want to wear one of these.

On Campus tries to stray on occasion into non-academic post-high-school options — not just college. And we’ve often read about the business community’s input in education discussions, how it says education needs to change to provide the work force with better-educated employees.

So I read with interest this unsettling piece of news from NPR:

Nearly one of every four high school graduates can’t pass the basic military entrance exam, a new report shows.

Looks like the military is becoming another voice in the how-do-we-fix-education discussion:

A group of former military leaders is calling for significant changes in the educational system, calling the ineligibility rates a matter of national security.