Wednesday, November 29, 2006

“Hey Charlie!, got those numbers for you”…


To follow up on my prior post "Charlie Rangel's Vision" here are some numbers...

Investor Business Daily had a great follow-up about Democratic Representative Charles Rangel comments about the un-educated being the ones going to Iraq to fight in the war.

"The mean reading level of 2004 recruits is a full grade level higher than that of the general youth population."

"Less than 2% of military recruits have less than a high school degree vs. 20% of the general population."

"In 2004, 92.1% of those who became active-duty officers held a baccalaureate degree or higher. Census Bureau data show that only 25.2% of civilians ages 18 and up hold such degrees."

"In the Air Force, almost 50% have advanced or professional degrees."

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