No, a P-21 is not a new Pentagon weapon but, rather, a weapon that is being developed by the charlatans who are paid to turn unrestrained corporate greed into national education policies that feed that same corporate greed at the expense of American children. From Ed Week:
The Obama administration’s proposal to make federal funding for disadvantaged students contingent on states’ adoption of reading and math standards that prepare students for college or a career has drawn sharp criticism from groups representing grassroots educators and state lawmakers, even as some governors and members of Congress appear open to the idea. . . .