The Chicago Model
These programs will feature "education-to-career classes, military training, character education and mandatory participation in summer programs." In each school, 120 students will wear military uniforms five days a week.
The Board of Education will help pay for the uniforms, and give each school over $100,000 for the program, plus space for military training. This is in ddition to the "ROTC Academy" planned to open this fall in the former Bronzeville Armory, with funding from the federal government and large corporations.
"The military isn't getting enough recruits," explained a retired
military officer and retired teacher. "This way, they'll channel students
right in. They've already set up programs, quietly, to get more blacks
and Hispanics into West Point and the officer corps. This will go along
the same lines."