ATLANTA (CNN) –Spurning the suggestion of a return to the military draft, Sen. Mike Gravel advocated the idea of a voluntary program with built-in rewards to entice young Americans to serve their nation.
“I would like to see a voluntary program where young people would have an opportunity to render public service,” the former senator from Alaska said. “Whether it's in the military, whether it's the Peace Corps, whether it's the AmeriCorps, or all of the above….every year that you serve, we'll give you four years of school free.”
He added, “That will give you an incentive to move forward and do something about education in this country.”
- CNN Associate Producer Taylor Gandossy