Labour wants to set up military schools
A military school could be set up in every region of England under Labour to raise aspirations in poor areas.
Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg wants to see the armed forces and service charities helping to run so-called "service schools".
These would have a "distinct service ethos" and would employ qualified teachers, some with a forces background.
An aide said the idea was more about leadership skills than boot camps.
Mr Twigg says: "The armed forces can make important contributions to the nation not just on the battlefield but by embedding standards and values they embody within our social fabric.
"One way this can be achieved is through educational provision."
He said creating a "service ethos" in schools would emphasise "the importance of character formation and high ethical standards and values, as well as greater focus on advanced vocational skills.
"Ex-service personnel can act as excellent role models for young people."
Read more ... (BBC News - 10 July)