July 9th, 2004


No Child Left Unrecruited

A search on google for "add time to the day" led me to some PTSA meeting minutes in which I noted the following item: Parents who do not want directory information released to the military as required by the No Child Left Behind Act should submit a letter to the office prior to April 1.

I thought "huh?" Then I looked up "no child left behind" military and found No Child Unrecruited which contains the following:

The military complained this year that up to 15 percent of the nation's high schools are "problem schools" for recruiters. In 1999, the Pentagon says, recruiters were denied access to schools on 19,228 occasions. Rep. David Vitter, a Republican from Louisiana who sponsored the new recruitment requirement, says such schools "demonstrated an anti-military attitude that I thought was offensive."