Jim Cowan and Marcus Lingenfelter in Proceedings magazine –
“Ask any service member and he or she will tell you that the quality of education for their children is of top priority. In a direct hit on readiness, military families are making choices about whether to accept a particular duty station or, worse, leave the armed forces based in part on the quality of the military bases’ schools.
Earlier in 2017, a Military Times survey spelled out the connection between the K-12 education of military-connected children and readiness. More than one-third of respondents said that dissatisfaction with a child’s education is “a significant factor” in deciding whether to continue military service.