We Need to Get the US Army Out of High Schools
Jonah Walters, Jacobin - A smattering of information has been revealed about Connor Betts, the misogynist twenty-four-year-old who killed nine people and injured twenty-seven in Dayton earlier this month. One of them was that he was in the Bellbrook High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program, according to a classmate. We know little about Betts’s time in the program, the ...Tags
Military Recruiting And How To Confront It
Pat Elder | Originally published in Popular Resistance - June 29, 2017 Wars start in our high schools and this is where we can end them. This year the Army’s goal is to recruit 80,000 active duty ...Tags
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
Halt the military invasion of Catholic schools
By Pat Elder - During the Second Battle of Fallujah in November 2004, 1st Lt. Jesse A. Grapes saved the lives of three wounded marines in his platoon by entering a burning house, where he ...
Military testing in the nation's high schools is a violation of student privacy
Pat Elder - During the last year or so about half of the states have enacted legislation aimed at protecting student privacy. Meanwhile, President Obama has called for a Student Data Privacy Act, ...
Statewide ASVAB Option 8 Bill SB 423, Advances in Connecticut
Pat Elder - We’re working with the ACLU of Connecticut to pass SB 423, a bill that would protect the privacy of high school students who take the ASVAB. On March 19, 2014, SB 423 passed the ...
Linchpin of Pentagon’s School-based Recruitment: Student Testing Program (ASVAB) Rife with Errors and Contradictions
Pat Elder - Student Privacy Compromised by Massive Program In late December, 2013 the Department of Defense released a database on the military’s controversial Student Testing Program in 11,700 high ...TagsWill Hopkins | Texas Coalition to Protect Student Privacy | Oregon Coalition to Protect Student Privacy | Opt Out | Opt Out | New York Coalition to Protect Student Privacy | New Hampshire Coalition to Protect Student Privacy | Nebraska Coalition to Protect Student Privacy | Military Entrance Processing Command | Kevin Haake | Don Chapin | Diane Wood | National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy | ASVAB-CEP | Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery | Pentagon | FERPA | Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act | Connecticut Coalition to Protect Students Privacy | ASVAB Database | USMEPCOM | ASVAB | Seth Kershner | Barbara Harris | asvab test | Pat Elder
The Military’s View of Counter-recruitment
Seth Kershner - Over the past few years, my colleague Scott Harding and I have been chronicling the counter-recruitment movement from the perspective of activists. In this article, I’ll take a ...
Army Report Analyzes Decreasing Popularity of High School Military Testing
Paula Hoffman-Villanueva - We hear a great deal about the over-use of tests in schools, but one test that we all need to pay more attention to is the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude ...
Peaceful Vocations Demands Option 8 Privacy Protections for Texan High School Youth
Peaceful Vocations - On April 19, 2013, Diane Wood, Peaceful Vocations member and representative of the Texas Coalition to Protect Student Privacy member, presented to the Texas State Board in ...