No Child Un-Recruited

Monday, October 25th, 2004 | Politics

I was listening to NPR this morning and they had a piece on military recruiting in High School. Apparently one of the provisions for funding in the ‘No Child Left Behind’ act was that, for schools to get funding available, they had to provide the military with contact information for all juniors and seniors. There is the ability for parents to ‘opt out’ but the means for communicating this is often obscure or unavailable.

The justification that the government / military uses for this is that it allows the armed forces to be on a level playing field with schools and businesses trying to recruit from high school… WHAT A CROCK OF SHIT… The University of Colorado doesn’t have right to recruiting lists of all high school students. And the fact that this kind of recruiting is tied to funding for education is reprehensible. Very typical for the current administration though..

Uggg.. Pisses me off… Wow.. I guess I’m kind of spun up today huh? 😉

1 Comment to No Child Un-Recruited

October 25, 2004

Isn’t it insane? Even more insane is the fact that many high schools have already been doing this for years. All the county schools where I grew up required every high school junior to take the ASFAB. Of course, the honors students ace it and then are harassed with phone calls from military recruiters for months after. The phone calls became such a problem at my family’s home that I had to come out of the closet to the recruiter to stop them.