No Military Salute For Cyber Charter Grads

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Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Feb 27, 1:00 AM

Cyber grads face military's bias

As enrollment in Pennsylvania's 11 cyber charter schools swelled to about 25,000 students statewide last year, cyber charter grads who hope to enlist in the military after graduation are finding their plans derailed by an obscure Department of Defense policy. Cyber school diplomas are categorized for recruiting purposes as "Tier 2," a classification that includes GEDs and is seen as less desirable than "Tier 1," which includes a traditional high school diploma. Each branch limits the number of Tier 2 recruits that it will accept each year. For the Army and National Guard, the limit is 10 percent; for the Navy, 5 percent; for the Air Force, just 1 percent.

Tags: online learning, charter schools

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