Tuesday, May 24, 2005


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School districts are required under Section 9528 of the No
Child Left Behind Act to release student records to military recruiters or risk losing funding, but they are also required to inform families of their Opt Out rights.

how many of you knew this? who here with school age children has been notified of this?

learn how to 'opt your own child out' here.

you can also sign a petition that would require that parents would need to sign their kids up before their kids’ information could be turned over to the Pentagon. here

listen to the robert cray anti-war song called “Twenty,” about a young man who joins the Army after 9/11 to protect his country. But he’s sent to Iraq and discovers what the occupation is really about before he’s killed in action. listen here


Blogger SheaNC said...

You beat me to it, I was going to do a post on this myself. "No Child Left Behind," my ass! More like "No Child Left Alive."

Remember the old Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man"? "It's a cook book!"

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

I'm glad you showed how to opt out of this deal. I hope lots of parents do it.

And I like the Twilight Zone "It's a Cookbook" reference. LOL.

3:36 AM  
Blogger Chris Woods said...

I was deeply upset to learn about this several months ago, because I knew they would specifically begun to prey on kids at my high school (I attended a poor, half white/half minority hig school in urban Des Moines, IA, if you can believe it).

And I was right. It also doesn't help that there is a large JROTC program at my high school. Luckily tho, the ROTC instructors really push the kids to succeed and go to college first. However, we do have a fair number of graduates serving in the armed forces, with several over seas. Fortunately, none have been killed--yet.

Btw, I'm glad to see the link to the Bloc Party album on your sidebar!!! I love Bloc Party, they're my new favorite band of the moment (which changes every couple of months, it used to be The Killers).

6:09 PM  
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9:41 PM  
Blogger BlogCruiser said...

Wow, never heard of it and I have several children in school. It doesn't amaze me but it still is astonishing that federal government can right in what would be considered a crime for anyone else to do. Taken minors private information with out their parents knowledge or consent is insane.

9:42 PM  
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9:43 PM  
Blogger strider said...

yo woods...

props on good taste in music. bloc party rules.

killers are good too.

check out the arcade fire also if you havent yet. they are blowing up right now but are really cool.

thanks for checking out our site.

1:17 AM  
Blogger Sar said...

Russ: Yes, it is insane. These are some scary times. BTW, I checked out your site - cool concept and neat layout.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Chris Woods said...

Oh man, I love The Arcade Fire too! I got their CD last fall, undoubtedly one of the best CDs I bought all of 2k4.

1:16 AM  
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12:20 PM  

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