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Your view: Recruiting concern

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

To The Editor:

I am writing to voice my concern ABOUT military recruiting in our public schools.

While I support the troops and the rights of a volunteer military, I do not support institutionalizing involuntary recruitment practices. The No Child Left Behind Legislation automatically gives the military the right to take any students private information without any form of parental permission or notification! This snooping into students' private school information needs to stop!

There is an opt-out provision in the legislation, but rarely are students or parents informed of it. I encourage students and parents all over our state to send a letter to their school's administrators asking them to keep their information private! A sample form can be found at http://

www.militaryfreezone.org/opt_out.

Sincerely,

Josh Buckley