Struggling Colleges Lobby for Draft

(New Haven) Many of the country’s top colleges are struggling to fill their lecture halls. Caught in the middle of baby booms and the lack of jobs for graduates, they have begun lobbying the Selective Service to reinstitute the military draft, hinged on student deferments.
Local schools that have sent representatives to Washington include Pea Green Academy, Police State University and the University of Downtown Delta. Several regional colleges such as WSCU, Ft Lewis and Mesa State University have taken a wait-and-see posture on this potentially messy petition.
Deans at all of these institutions stress that they do not support military adventurism but are faced with empty desks unless they can successfully motivate 18 – 22 year-olds to sign up for classes.
The Selective Service has yet to comment on the actions.

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