Educating the “Military Way”

October 01, 2007 1 min read

In a recent Education Week Commentary, Hugh B. Price writes that incorporating military techniques into education could help millions of American students who are lagging behind. The “military way” has helped struggling young people for decades by stressing belonging, teamwork, literacy, safety, and rewards, he writes.

While military-style programs shouldn’t be unleashed on a national scale, he argues that such initiatives should be piloted and tested in local communities.

What do you think? Should the “military way” be incorporated into schools? Is this a promising strategy for teaching underachieving youths?

A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.