8/28/2008

In hopes of making more potential recruits eligible for service, the U.S. Army on Wednesday opened its first prep school designed to teach high-school dropouts enough for them to earn their GEDs as a precursor to allowing them to begin basic training. As part of the yearlong pilot project, classes comprising around 60 soldiers will enter the monthlong program, with classwork spanning eight hours a day, followed by homework and marching drills.

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