Form to Protect Student Private Information

I was surprised to learn of new military recruiting practices in our public schools. While I support the troops and the rights of a volunteer military, I do not support institutionalized involuntary recruitment practices - especially when so many are in harm's way. The No Child Left Behind legislation automatically gives the military rights to take a student's private information without parental permission or notification! There is an opt-out provision in the legislation, but students and parents are rarely informed of it. I encourage students and parents to send a letter to their school's administrators in an effort to keep their information private.