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75 percent of US 17-24yr olds unfit for military service b/c of illiteracy, obesity, or delinquency.

75 percent of US 17-24yr olds unfit for military service b/c of illiteracy, obesity, or delinquency. | Students Who Learn Differently | Scoop.it

"Mission: Readiness is the nonpartisan national security organization of senior retired military leaders calling for smart investments in America’s children.  It operates under the umbrella of the nonprofit Council for a Strong America..."


Via Lou Salza
Bruce Haines's insight:

I've read this statistic before.  It is URGENT!! Still, we seem far more hung up in slashing education budgets, not taking strong measures to enhance education and health. What happened to our Darwinian response to propogate the species?  Our our loving parental response to raise "OUR" children, meaning all children? 

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Lou Salza's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:29 AM

Let's do the math: 26 million young adults are unfit for military service. This goes way beyond an eductional or literacy crisis. It is a public health and national security crisis that threatens our homes, our comunities and and our nation.  We ready to invest in perschool yet? Retired military get it--do we???--Lou

 

Excerpt: Currently, 75 percent of 17- to 24-year olds in the U.S. cannot serve in the military, primarily because they are too poorly educated, too overweight, or have a serious criminal record.  Investing early in the upcoming generation is critical to securing our nation’s future.  Retired admirals and generals understand that whether young people join the military or not, we must increase investments so that all young people can get the right start and succeed in life — whatever career path they choose.

 
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"I Don't Think We Have a Program for Dyslexia" - Sec. Ed. Arne Duncan @lawrenceschool @dyslexicadv

http://Community.DyslexicAdvantage.org "Why the heck don't you have a Special Program for Dyslexia?" - Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA). 


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Lou's on to something here. One of the most wonderful things I've observed in the past few years is the speed and persistence with which the grassroots dyslexia lobby has grown in so many state, and is now having an even greater impact with the federal government.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, May 12, 2015 3:06 PM

I found this interchange between Arne Duncan and Senator Cassidy fascinating.  Senator Cassidy of the Bipartisan Dyslexia Congress is flabbergasted: If Dyslexia is 80% of LDs and comprise at least half of students can't read, “Why the heck Don’t you have a specific program for Dyslexia?”

Senator Bill Cassidy is the parent of a child with dyslexia and is also a physician.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 12, 2015 5:19 PM

So if the federal government isn't doing it, it isn't happening?  -Lon

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75 percent of US 17-24yr olds unfit for military service b/c of illiteracy, obesity, or delinquency.

75 percent of US 17-24yr olds unfit for military service b/c of illiteracy, obesity, or delinquency. | Students Who Learn Differently | Scoop.it

"Mission: Readiness is the nonpartisan national security organization of senior retired military leaders calling for smart investments in America’s children.  It operates under the umbrella of the nonprofit Council for a Strong America..."


Via Lou Salza
Bruce Haines's insight:

I've read this statistic before.  It is URGENT!! Still, we seem far more hung up in slashing education budgets, not taking strong measures to enhance education and health. What happened to our Darwinian response to propogate the species?  Our our loving parental response to raise "OUR" children, meaning all children? 

more...
Lou Salza's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:29 AM

Let's do the math: 26 million young adults are unfit for military service. This goes way beyond an eductional or literacy crisis. It is a public health and national security crisis that threatens our homes, our comunities and and our nation.  We ready to invest in perschool yet? Retired military get it--do we???--Lou

 

Excerpt: Currently, 75 percent of 17- to 24-year olds in the U.S. cannot serve in the military, primarily because they are too poorly educated, too overweight, or have a serious criminal record.  Investing early in the upcoming generation is critical to securing our nation’s future.  Retired admirals and generals understand that whether young people join the military or not, we must increase investments so that all young people can get the right start and succeed in life — whatever career path they choose.