School Based Counter Recruitment
The military has maximized its presence and influence in the educational system by seeking the widest possible access to classrooms, school career centers, counseling offices, student records, student newspapers and even elementary school playgrounds.
In the effort to counter militarism in schools, a number of approaches have been developed: Some are organized bv students themselves, some by non-students, and some by students and non-student allies working together. Strategies have ranged from educating individual students about the realities of military enlistment and their other options, to working for policy changes that will reduce the military’s presence in schools and increase student exposure to non-military options.
This section is a portal to topics and information relating to these different strategies and approaches.
Here are some recommended links available to better inform you as a student. This is a work in progress and NNOMY will be adding new documents as they are prepared and as policies change that effect enlistment. Check back periodically.
- School Policies
- Truth In Recruiting
- Opt Out/Student Directory Info
- Equal Access
- GI Bill & Benefits (In development)
- Educators’ Tour
- Career Fairs (In development)
- For Students
- For Teachers/Guidance Counselors
- Know Your Rights
- Model Programs (I.e. Adopt A School)
- Recruiting on College Campuses (In development)
- Recruiter Abuses (In development)
- How to report recruiter abuse (In development)
- Materials & Links
- Find A Group
- Ask the Experts (In development)
Organizations you should know:
- Project Great Futures
- Sustainable Options for Youth
- NJ Youth United Against War and Imperialism
- Students Concerned About Militarism
- Ya-Ya Network
- default DMZ: A Guide to Taking Your School Back from the Military
- pdf Activist Tool Kit
- pdf Using Equal Access to Counter Militarism in High Schools
- pdf How to Handle Difficult Questions
Articles on the web: