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 Military Recruitment

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ARTICLES

Addicted to War Comic Book

Pentagon Building Teen Database for Military Recruiting

NEA (National Education Association) Positions on NCLB

Iraq war tests resolve of a patriotic U.S. soldier

Army Recruitee Tells of False Promises (5/9/2005)

Purple Hearts-Back from Iraq(Video)

Join the Military to Earn Huge Dollars?

Need Help for College But Don't Want to Join the Military?

Former Army Recruit Says He was Threatened

Iraq Veterans Against the War

"Iraq No Threat" Powell/Rice (Video)

Bush/Blair Planned Iraq War in 2002

Iraq Injuries-more amputations, brain traumas

Mil Personnel Wounded in Iraq & Afghanistan

Caring for Wounded in Iraq-Photo Essay

Iraq- Two Years Later (Video)

National Stand-down May 20

Fact Sheets

Return of the Fallen

Army Pay Scale

Hear It From the Troops

Mil Families Speak Out

Green Card Marines

BEFORE YOU ENLIST

No Child Left Behind-Take Your Child Off Recruiter List

Are you aware of the military provision of the controversial No Child Left Behind act? Although the Act requires school districts to share student's names, addresses, and telephone numbers with military recruiters, parents and students also have the right to "opt out" of having their private information released. (The Pentagon is also contracting with a private marketing company named BeNow to collect minor information in a recruiting database.) How to opt out of the Pentagon Marketing Database

Glen Rose Independent School District says that the student or parent may submit a signed letter requesting that he or she be exempted from having his/her information submitted to military recruiters; letter to be  turned in to the administrative office. We include a sample form here. Form in Spanish (Adobe Acrobat Reader here if you don't have it)

GRISD Policy: Military Recruiters Access To Students;

This text is from section 9528 on pages 559 and 560 of the 670-page reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001:
SEC. 9528. ARMED FORCES RECRUITER ACCESS TO STUDENTS AND STUDENT RECRUITING INFORMATION.
(a) POLICY-
(1) ACCESS TO STUDENT RECRUITING INFORMATION- Notwithstanding section 444(a)(5)(B) of the General Education Provisions Act and except as provided in paragraph (2), each local educational agency receiving assistance under this Act shall provide, on a request made by military recruiters or an institution of higher education, access to secondary school students names, addresses, and telephone listings.
(2) CONSENT- A secondary school student or the parent of the student may request that the studentís name, address, and telephone listing described in paragraph (1) not be released without prior written parental consent, and the local educational agency or private school shall notify parents of the option to make a request and shall comply with any request.
(3) SAME ACCESS TO STUDENTS- Each local educational agency receiving assistance under this Act shall provide military recruiters the same access to secondary school students as is provided generally to post secondary educational institutions or to prospective employers of those students.
(b) NOTIFICATION- The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, shall, not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, notify principals, school administrators, and other educators about the requirements of this section.
(c) EXCEPTION- The requirements of this section do not apply to a private secondary school that maintains a religious objection to service in the Armed Forces if the objection is verifiable through the corporate or other organizational documents or materials of that school.
(d) SPECIAL RULE- A local educational agency prohibited by Connecticut State law (either explicitly by statute or through statutory interpretation by the State Supreme Court or State Attorney General) from providing military recruiters with information or access as required by this section shall have until May 31, 2002, to comply with that requirement. Special amendment voting record