Miami Herald, Groups unite to defy military recruiting efforts,
Over the last five years, schools such as Central, which is in a lower-income area, saw twice as many military recruiters as college recruiters.
I don’t begrudge the military the chance to recruit (as long as there’s no trickery); indeed, I’m still waiting for GW Bush to make a nationally televised speech banging the drum. But wouldn’t it be nice if we as a society were as assiduous about promoting education as a means of upward mobility.
Of course, once upon a time, state college tuition was almost free; now it’s much more expensive (Update: here are some stats on declining public funding of community colleges). And we’re making loans more difficult too.
I suppose it helps military recruiting….