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Skyline - Houston, Texas

Sunday, November 13, 2005

No Child Left Behind (Uncle Sam Wants You)

One of the side effects of "No Child Left Behind" is that schools must provide lists of their students to the military for recruitment purposes. Buried in the small print (isn't it always?) is an opt-out clause for parents.

According to the article above, the military is targeting low income, urban schools rather than the suburbs.

There was a time when the military was an opportunity for kids to climb up from poverty. With the quagmire in Iraq (and no end in sight), they become fodder along with our National Guard, Reservists, and active military.

Some kids and their families are opting out.

I'm not anti-military or anti-soldier. The military is under pressure from this Administration and, as good soldiers, they respond.

This is the wrong war (I'm not sure there's ever a right war but some may be justifiable) for the wrong reasons.

Take a look at the Boston Globe article above. It's interesting.



  • At Tuesday, November 15, 2005 9:48:00 AM , Blogger Worried said...

    Good post, Granny. I turned family and friends on to that link, most were unaware that it was policy included in No Child Left Behind.Several still have teeners at home and they bristled up, vowing to warn their children to have a parental conference before being talked into anything.


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