... that the notorious No Child Left Behind Act includes a sneaky section that requires high schools to turn over private information on students to military recruiters?
And that the Pentagon has created an illegal database of 30 million 16-25 year-olds, including names, addresses, email addresses, cell phone numbers, ethnicities, social security numbers, extracurricular activities, and areas of study?
Yikes. What do we do? Any way you look at it, this is a family privacy nightmare, another strong-arming of our local schools, and a creepy warm-up to a possible draft. However, it's also a great reason to get together and take action.
So, whether you're a parent, teacher, student, school administrator, veteran or just another adamant American concerned about privacy rights, look for an action that you like and JOIN US!
OPT OUT of the Pentagon's illegal database.
OPT OUT of your school's military recruitment list.
SEND letters to your school district Superintendent, School Board, and other officials who can help protect kids' privacy from Pentagon recruiters.
TAKE ACTION by planning a school board outing and organizing to enact optimum Opt Out policies in your school community.
DOWNLOAD Pentagon and High School Opt Out forms, flyers, factsheets, kits and other materials.
SPREAD THE WORD to parents, teachers, students, school administrators or others who may be concerned about this issue. While this campaign has been very successful, thousands of people still don't know about the military recruiting provision of No Child Left Behind or the Pentagon's illegal database.