Freshman JROTC enrollment plunges after overhaul by Chicago Public Schools
Jan 5, 2023 / Alex Ruppenthal / Chicago Sun Times - Freshman enrollment in a controversial military-run training program plummeted this academic year at some Chicago high schools after district leaders cracked down on schools that were effectively forcing first-year students to participate, according to a report from the district’s watchdog released Thursday. Chicago Public Schools pledged last ...
How Rory Fanning went from Army Ranger to war resister (and counter-recruiter). Alex N. Press / Jacobin - In a high school classroom on the South Side of Chicago, Rory Fanning is telling students ...
NNOMY at the 2017 VFP Education Not Militarization Convention in Chicago
The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth will be participating in the 2017 Veterans For Peace National Convention in Chicago August 11th, 2017. Located at the beautiful and historic ...
Trump's Austerity Budget Increases Military Recruiters' Power to Prey on Youth
Sarah Jaffe | Originally published in Truthout - March 24, 2017 Donald Trump's budget slashes social programs while inflating an already massive military budget, meaning that for many people in ...
Bringing Truth to the Youth: The Counter-Recruitment Movement, Then and Now
Emily Yates | Originally published in Truthout - July 16, 2016 "Back when we started, recruiters were just blatantly lying to the kids," said Susan Quinlan, the co-founder and volunteer coordinator ...TagsJune Brumer | The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth | Every Child Succeeds Act | Oakland Unified School District | BAY-Peace | Better Alternatives for Youth–Peace (BAY-Peace) | Susan Quinlan | Emily Yates | Chicago | Rick Jahnkow | Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery | STEM | No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 | ASVAB | Seth Kershner | JROTC | Project YANO | Hart Viges
Poverty, Militarism and the Public Schools
Robert C. Koehler | Originally published in CommonDreams - What’s the difference between education and obedience? If you see very little, you probably have no problem with the militarization of the ...
In Chicago schools' Junior ROTC programs, some see a troubling trend
Matthew Kovac - Beate Medina was returning home from walking her dogs one evening in May 2004 when she saw two Army officers standing at her door. The sight did not immediately register. Uniformed ...Tags
Conversation with Rickover Cadets on Facebook
Gary Ghirardi - Rarely do conditions line up like this for NNOMY but a recent article that appeared in Yahoo News about Rickover public military academy, in Chicago, that included an interview with ...Tags
Veterans for Peace Call for an End to NATO
Veterans for Peace works for the abolition of war, and while that process will take many steps, one that should be taken immediately is the dissolution of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. ...Tags