I’m not enthused about creating a public service academy modeled after the military academies. The Washington Post reports:
The proposed United States Public Service Academy would offer an all-expenses-paid education to 5,000 undergraduates. Its liberal arts curriculum would emphasize leadership development, analytical thinking and service to others, with requirements for summer service internships and a year of study abroad.
Graduates would be required to work for five years in public service. They could choose from jobs in state, local or federal government, law enforcement, public health, education or nonprofit organizations.
Maybe I just don’t want to see civil service workers with esprit de corps. And I don’t think most government, law, health or teaching jobs are comparable to military service.