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Cyber-school students: DoD snubs our service – Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Navy Times

January 30, 2012

Cyber-school students: DoD snubs our service – Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Navy Times.

In case the NYTimes article below wasn’t enough to show you the ills of the Online Cyber Education Charter World, here is an article from the Navy Times stating that they won’t even accept students with these types of virtual degrees.

Here is a bit of the story:

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Students graduating from the growing ranks of online high schools are running into a hurdle if their goal is to join the military: The Pentagon doesn’t want many recruits with nontraditional diplomas.

Many would-be soldiers like Ryker Packard, 17, of Fassett, Pa., say they weren’t aware the armed services have a policy of not taking more than 10 percent of recruits with a nontraditional high school diploma. Critics, including some in Congress, say the military is behind the times and point to the growth on online teaching and testing at all levels of education, including college degrees.

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