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 of the peace and justice group, Better Alternatives for Youth–Peace (BAY-Peace). For 12 years, she's been bringing teams of youth into Oakland, California, schools to inform students about deceptive ...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
The US Military’s Totally Cool Mobile Enlistment Exhibits
Hannah K. Gold - For decades, the US military has been using souped-up mobile exhibits to recruit prospective soldiers. In July of this year, the military deployed the latest addition to a fleetthat ...Tags
Navy Steals: The military's new interest in STEM education
Seth Kershner - Although women make up about half of the United States workforce, they represent just 24 percent of careers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). In ...