TITLE

Fighting Back Against Military Recruitment Policies

AUTHOR(S)
Ullman, Ellen
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
District Administration;Oct2005, Vol. 41 Issue 10, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the parents' dissatisfaction over the military recruitment policies in the United States. Under No Child Left Behind, a U.S. education initiative, all schools that receive federal funds must give military recruiters the same information they provide to colleges. Schools are not required to individually notify parents and students over 18 before releasing this information, but they must let parents know how to opt out of this disclosure. Wake Up Ohio, a year-old advocacy group, recently mobilized its constituency to raise funds for a radio advertisement. Currently running in Columbus, the advertisement describes the recruitment provision and encourages listeners to ask their schools about opting out. The Leave My Child Alone campaign built a coalition site where parents can create opt-out letters to mail to their superintendents.
ACCESSION #
18426698

 

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