The new issue of the Washington Monthly has a
on the lack of ROTC programs at Yale and Harvard:
an outrageous legacy of the excesses of the antiwar movement of the Vietnam
era. It discourages a substantial group of brilliant young people from serving
their country and encourages the growth of the gulf between America's intellectual
elite and our military, a gulf that is costly to both groups.
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At the other end of the educational
spectrum, just what are for-profit colleges giving military students in
exchange for tens of millions of taxpayers' dollars? Business Week asks
some tough questions. Great "lead":
U.S. Marine Corporal James Long knows he's enrolled at Ashford University.
He just can't remember what course he's taking. The 22-year-old from Dalton,
Ga., suffered a traumatic brain injury, impairing his ability to concentrate,
when artillery shells hit his Humvee in Iraq in 2006. He signed up for Ashford,
one of at least a dozen for-profit colleges making money off active-duty
military with subsidies from American taxpayers, after its recruiter gave a
sales pitch this year at a barracks housing the Wounded Warrior Battalion at
Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.