Under various laws passed by the U.S. Congress (NCLB and the so-called Solomon Amendments), high schools and colleges that receive federal money are required to grant military representatives the same access to schools that is given to employer and college recruiters.
The laws only specify, however, that military representatives must be given the same access. Schools are not obligated, therefore, to grant military recruiters any type or frequency of access that is not enjoyed by college and employment recruiters. In recognition of this equal access mandate, some high school districts have passed policies that limit military recruiters in order to achieve balance.
Here are some recommended links available to better inform you as a parent. 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.
- Información para padres - En español
- Know Before You Go, 'Cause There's No Reset Button
- Leave My Child Alone / Video on Military Recruitment Issues
Articles on the web:
- Growing Problem for Military Recruiters: Parents
- Parents caught off guard by military recruiting policy
- Georgia Parents Fight Military High School
- Military Recruitment v. Right of Privacy (VIDEO)
- Hanson v. Rumsfeld (Challenging DOD military recruitment database of high school students) The Complaint (PDF)