The sad state of the US educational system is being borne out by the failure of recruits into the Army to pass a basic test. And this is the easiest of the service tests! on top of this 75% of the 17-25 age group is not even eligible to take the test! It is no wonder that the Army is taking non-Americans and offering them citizenship for serving in the Amred forces. APNewsBreak: Nearly 1 in 4 fails military exam - Yahoo! News A must read atrticle! 40% of blacks fail, 30% of hispanics and 16% of whites fail. What is scary is that as our forces become more tech the need for educated soldiers become greater. Are we going to be able to get enough quality recruits if the economy picks up and the best people elect to go to the private sector?