Monday, March 3, 2008

What A Good Idea.

It appears the US military has clued into the fact that paying attention to the needs of the children of military families helps with troop retention. According to the Baltimore Sun:

"'Military brats' change schools an average of six to nine times between kindergarten and 12th grade, and a proposed multistate compact the Pentagon is pushing aims to make the transition easier for the kids sometimes caught in conflicting requirements as they shuffle from school to school.

Pentagon supporters of the bills say the multistate agreement making school transitions easier would help not just kids but the armed forces as a whole. That's because difficulties uprooting children are cited as a major reason people leave active duty.
Read all about it here.

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