In the news (from Expatica): “The number of applicants for the Spanish army rose almost 82 percent last year compared to 2007 as a result of job cuts during the economic crisis, Spanish daily El Pais reported on Tuesday.
“The army received 78,575 applications in 2008 compared to 43,036 in 2007, making for an average of 3.42 applicants per vacancy compared to 1.73 applicants one year previously, El Pais cited official figures as showing.
“Spain abolished compulsory military service in 2001 and currently has 81,607 people in the armed forces.”
My Comment: Undoubtedly, these young people would be happy to be included in the system of integral education, becoming then the teachers and instructors for the rest. And what about the millions of others—the unemployed and sinking …?