Three out of four young Americans are unable to join the military, in large part because they lack a high school diploma or the educational skills to score well enough on the military entrance exam, according to the nonprofit, Mission: Readiness, which launched an Ohio chapter Tuesday.
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Watch video of retired Army Gen. Matthew Kambic, who commanded the Ohio National Guard for six years, read to 3- to 5-year-old children on Tuesday.
By the Numbers
75 percent of Americans ages 17-24 are unable to join the military because they don’t have a high school diploma, they don’t have the educational skills to score well on a military entrance exam or other factors.
50 percent of Ohio children are not prepared for kindergarten
President Obama’s $76 billion early childhood education proposal, if fully approved by Congress, could lead to 64,000 more high school grads in Ohio and $5 billion in economic benefits for the state.
Source: Mission: Readiness