Thursday, December 9, 2004

HOW DID THE NATIONAL GUARD GET MY SON'S NAME AND ADDRESS? I'd really like to know how the National Guard recruiter assigned to Ben Davis High School got ahold of my 17-year old son's name and address, the one the officer printed with pen on the recruiting letter that we received in the mail this week. When I called him and asked how he got the name and address, the officer would only say that he got it at the high school. He hung up the phone on me as I pressed him to tell me who had given him the name and address of my son. I've left a message for a school principal to call me regarding this. Stay tuned.

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  2. "Since 2001, the Bush administration has been requiring high schools to disclose student records to military recruiters or risk losing federal aid.

    Under a mandate authorized by the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind Act, recruiters are entitled to get the names, addresses and phone numbers of high school juniors and seniors, unless parents or students sign a form requesting that the data be withheld. Districts that don't comply stand to lose millions in federal funding. As one Pentagon spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times, the policy “Allows the Department of Defense to recruit from a much broader, diverse and more representative group of the youth of America." (source: www.democracynow.org)

    Looks like this might be the explanation you were looking for. Good luck.

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