U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY TO JOIN NATION'S MILITARY LEADERS TO HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF EARLY LEARNING IN PREPARING FOR MILITARY SERVICEThis is a great way to keep the war machine chugging along. Instead of teaching real stuff like tolerance, getting along, respect, accountability and civics, we have an education department convinced our youth don't know anything and that is the fault of teachers, and our youth need better preparation to do the bidding of the oligarchs that run our country.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join the nation’s military leaders to discuss the importance of early learning in improving a child’s chances for success in life, whether choosing college, the workforce or the military. The event will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Investing early in young people is critical to securing our nation’s future. Programs that prepare young people for academic success in college and the global workforce are the same ones that help them honorably serve their country, according to a report being released by the Pentagon. According to the report, it is critical that young people, especially those at-risk, have access to high-quality, early childhood education.
President Obama has laid out a cradle-to-career education plan, which begins at birth. States are being asked to reform their early childhood education programs, and invest as partners in raising the bar and improving the learning experiences for all young children, especially low-income students who will benefit most from high-quality programs and settings because they’re the students who start school behind and have to work hard just to catch up.
If you want kids prepared to fight and kill in war then make all kids, when they graduate high school, join the military. Maybe we should bring back the draft. That way people will think twice about war-mongering if they know someone they love will have to go out and risk it all for nothing.
Imagine citizens taking responsibility for their country. The draft would be a great way to "incent" that behavior. Right Arne (who apparently missed out on enlisting)?
Eisenhower continues to spin in his grave...
h/t Mike Klonsky