Resources for Teachers
Welcome teachers! Educators like you know that the No Child Left Behind Act is a slow-motion train wreck for public schools. And NCLB's Section 9528 -- releasing private information on kids to military recruiters -- is an added insult, especially if you see kids getting a hard sell on enlistment as the only route to college and jobs, often without their parents' knowledge or consent.
Fortunately, you can do something about it.
As you may know, the National Education Assocation (NEA), an organization made up of 2.7 million teachers, opposes the mandate that schools turn over private student information to military recruiters without explicit written permission from parents.
So, as a teacher, what can you do? Whether you're actively teaching, retired, in secondary school or otherwise, there are many simple actions you can take to push back against this section of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Easy Action: Ask your Superintendent the Question
Spread the Word on Opt Out
It's the law for districts to tell families about NCLB's military recruitment. So you are well within your rights and responsibilities to help them do so more effectively.
For many months, concerned citizens, parents, friends and families have been utilizing LeaveMyChildAlone.org to SHOW UP at school board meetings across the country. If no one has addressed this important issue with your school board, you can speak with authority as a teacher.
Bonus Pentagon Action
Spread the word on how to Opt Out of the Pentagon's mega-database of 16-to-25-year-olds. Click here for information.
Opt out of the Pentagon's database and your school's military recruitment list.
Download Pentagon and High School Opt Out forms, flyers, factsheets, kits and other materials.
Write letters to officials who can help protect kids' privacy from Pentagon recruiters.
Learn everything you need to know to help your local schools do it right!