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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-03 07:48 AM
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39. Links
Edited on Sun Nov-16-03 07:50 AM by soup
The full text of the legislation (See Section 9528, page 559)

No Child Left Unrecruited


that the No Child Left Behind Act
requires high schools
to turn over student information to
military recruiters?

On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act, which he said would revolutionize education policies. But hidden deep within the 670-page piece of legislation is Section 9528, which states:

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.

Public and private high schools must comply with this provision or risk losing federal funding. However, the legislation also stipulates that:

A secondary school student or the parent of the student may request that the students name, address, and telephone listing 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.

Unfortunately, many high school officials are not complying with this last provision. Under pressure from military recruiters and unaware that they must receive prior consent from parents, high school officials are turning over names, address and telephone numbers of students without giving them or their parents the opportunity to refuse the release of that information. The military does not hide the fact that it uses this information to aggressively recruit high school students often against the will of parents and students. Nor is it a secret that these recruiting tactics target minority students.

on edit: title should read: Links - not Link s :crazy:
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