I think an expansion of the cadet forces is an idea to be toyed with. Get the cadet forces set-up in schools. A good PT session before school starts would do wonders for our playstation generation.
Listen in people, the Army is not some mob of stupid illiterates; it is a group of highly trained professionals many of whom have spent more hours training in their speciality than you have in your degree, so lets no talk about shovelling society’s excrement their way.
At the end of the day, the cold hard fact is the Army exists to kill our enemy, not to baby-sit naughty children.
I think this is just symbolic of the fetishisation of the Armed Forces that goes on in this country. Military service is not some kind of panacea.
What a ridiculous idea. Not everyone has behavioural problems and bad attitude. Many 16 year old boys are academic and it's beneficial for everyone for them to continue in their studies. And whatever happened to equality? Why not 16 year old girls too?
I think it would be sexist just to put boys in this national service thing. but i think the 'chav' problem needs a solution. Maybe there should be schools for 'lower-performing students' (i.e. chavs) and they could have much stricter discipline, and then have schools for the better performing students so they could properly excel.
Why should it be boys only?
No. A few months in training courses, but not national service. That would be taking away too much of their valuable time. Instead, it should be 2-3 months of military training alongside education. Discipline teenagers and teach them various skills, make them do community labour in teams, and train them in survival and improvisation. Then, give them the opportunity to join the territorial army cadets.
Alot of children need this anyway. It would do alot of good.
I am now a mature student but i did one year serving in one the Army and it was the best thing ive ever done
Before i joined up i was getting into fights, going around kicking walls down and 'chavin it up' as people would say. i was even using drugs.
after i joined the army it was a real shocker but now im disciplined with my college work and working towards my engineering degree
The Army is the best way of sorting your head out. People complain about Polish people nicking our jobs but they are usually the ones who cant be assed to get an application form! Eastern Europeans in general do national service which is why they are disciplined and keen to work that they even travel abroad. (and why most of them have skinheads)
Thank you for listening to my opinion