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April 24, 2018

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Military Recruiting
Last Featured: 3/17/2003

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Military recruiters and college campuses have long battled over ROTC programs and restrictions on gays and lesbians in the service. But with war pending in Iraq, President Bush and military leaders have turned their sights to America’s high schools. Written into the Leave No Child Behind Act of 2001 was a provision requiring, for the first time, that school administrators turn over contact information for all juniors and seniors. With the act now taking effect, students and their parents are protesting the release of what has always been protected, private information. Is this national necessity or an invasion of students’ privacy?

Carol Mutter served for over 31 years in the U.S. Marine Corps attaining the rank of Lieutenant General. Achieving many firsts for women during her career, General Mutter was the first woman to be qualified as Command Center Crew Commander/Space Director at U.S. Space Command; the first women general/flag rank to command a major deployable tactical command; Marine Major General, and the first woman nominated by the President of the U.S. for three-star rank. Since transitioning to civilian life, General Mutter has worked as a consultant assisting companies in winning government contracts. She currently serves on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on American Youth Population and Military Recruiting and is a Senior Fellow at the Joint Forces Staff College.

Harold Jordan is the executive director of the National Coalition of Education Activists, a multiracial network and membership organization of parents, school staff, union and community activists, working for high quality public schools that serve all children well. Before joining NCEA, Mr. Jordan coordinated the National Youth and Militarism Program at the American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia and was a veterans' counselor at Community Legal Services.

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"Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is you who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war."

— President Herbert Hoover

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