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David French has lamented the fact that so few high-school counselors recommend the Army after high school. Will Jakes, a 29-year-old graduate student at Claremont Graduate University, illustrates the benefits of military service for students who are not ready for college. In today’s Pope Center column, Jakes shows how the values instilled by the Army laid the groundwork for his discovery of the excitement of learning.

Jane S. ShawJane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...


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