Geoge Will On Women In Combat: ‘Dumbing Down The Standards’
On This Week, Will made an analogy with “No Child Left Behind.”
Let me give you an example. No Child Left Behind said we’re going to have 100 percent proficiency by 2014 in reading and math. And the scary thing is we might, because the only way we’ll get there is by dumbing down the standards, which is actually underway. The question is, will we change the physical fitness requirements so that we don’t have a disparate impact? Are we going to gender-norm the requirements? Give you an example…You’re 6’4″, 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4″ woman who weighs 115 pounds. It’s relevant.