Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Leave my child alone

You may not know it, but under a little known provision of No Child Left Behind, public high schools must hand over personal information about students -- including minors -- to local military recruiters, or risk losing federal education funding. I think it's a real invasion of family privacy and local school control.

The good news is that I just found some great information and a useful online tool that makes it easy to "opt out" our children from these lists. Just go to:

You can also help change the law that lets military recruiters prey on our minor children without parents' explicit permission. Hope you find it useful!

Where can I find the actual military recruiter provision in No Child Left Behind?
The requirements are contained in Section 9528 of PL-107-110, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (codified in 20 USC 7908):

Read it here

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