On one hand this is a sad commentary on the state of public education in the US, but on the other hand it's nice to know the US Army has some intelligence standards for recruits....
From FoxNews -- Nearly one-fourth of the students who try to join the U.S. Army fail its entrance exam, painting a grim picture of an education system that produces graduates who can't answer basic math, science and reading questions, according to a new study released Tuesday.
The report by The Education Trust bolsters a growing worry among military and education leaders that the pool of young people qualified for military service will grow too small.
Obviously you can lay the blame for this outrage squarely at the feet of the malignancy known as teachers' unions and their unholy alliance with the liberals in the federal government. Most high-school graduation exams are given at an 8th grade level so that most of the students can pass it. This is how abysmally stupid most American high-school graduates are.
Why isn't it at a 12th grade level? Because the teachers would have to teach at a level at which most of them aren't willing to be trained. But I'm glad the Army, not exactly famous for hiring Rhodes scholars, is pointing this out. I mean how stupid do you have to be to fail the Army's acceptance test?
Army recruiter: "State your SSAN"
Potential recruit: "253-1.....dude, check out this youtube clip on my iPhone"
Army recruiter *rolls eyes*: "Next!"