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    Filed at 9:19 pm under by dcobranchi

    I guess we really don’t need HONDA:

    Under a special test program, the Army is now treating home school graduates as educational Tier I, the same educational category as high school diploma-holders.

    The Army now offers home school graduates who qualify the same enlistment incentives as traditional high school graduates, including cash bonuses up to $20,000 for enlistments of three or more years and the Army College Fund, which provides up to $70,000 for college.

    The policy change is part of a special test program the Army is developing to predict first-term attrition among Army enlistees. Currently, the best single predictor of an individual’s likelihood of adapting to the military is a traditional high school diploma. However, many individuals with alternative education experiences are successful in the military.

    The goal of this new program is to identify applicants who are likely to adapt to the Army and successfully complete their first term of service.

    …At least for now, the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are continuing to process home school graduates as Tier II education category (the same as GED), which means they restrict the number they allow to enlist each year.

    The claim is unsourced, so take it with a grain of salt for now (I’ve written the author requesting confirmation).

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