Friday, April 13, 2007
Sen. Clinton calls for Public Service Academy
Today, Senator Clinton announced her vision "To restore competence and end the culture of cronyism. To replace secrecy and mystery with transparency. A plan to make our government work for all Americans again."
To do this, she has proposed a 10-point plan, which includes the establishment of a Public Service Academy.
The academy would provide undergraduates with an opportunity for a free education, in exchange for a 5 year commitment to work in the public service sector and be modeled after military academies such as West Point and Annapolis. It would expand on programs such as the Peace Corps, and the Americorps- which provide Americans with opportunities to serve their country both domestically and abroad.
In late March, legislation was introduced to establish the school by 2 Democrats, and 2 Republicans- including Senators Clinton, and Specter. So far 8 Senators, and 20 Congressmen have agreed to cosponsor the bill.
-Gregory R. Gaede