- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
by forwarder -- builder123
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2003 at 1:33 AM
Get the word out to LAUSD famlies of junior and high school seniors. Tell them they can opt-out out from the military gaining access to their information and still recieve college information. They must opt out EACH YEAR. Deadline for doing so is October 1st, 2003.
September 16, 2003
NATIONAL "OPT OUT" DAY FOCUSES ATTENTION ON CONTROVERSIAL No Child Left Behind ACT
Los Angeles - On September 23, a coalition of peace, social justice, and counter-recruitment groups across the country are sponsoring National "Opt-Out" Day to call greater attention to the military recruitment provision of the controversial No Child Left Behind Act that was enacted last year. Attendees of the “Stopping War Where It Begins: Organizing Against Militarism in Our Schools” conference held last June of 2003 in Philadelphia, joined together to help educate and inform parents, teachers, and school administrators of the little known fact that, although the Act requires school districts to share students' names, addresses, an d telephone numbers with military recruiters, parents and students also have the right to "opt out" of having their private information released.
Many school districts around the country are either not aware of the Act and their legal obligations, or have chosen to not fulfill their mandate to allow "opting-out". As a result, many students and parents don't know about the provision or are discovering after the fact that military recruiters are in possession of their information.
In LAUSD, letters to parents of all 17-18 year olds were mailed on September 15, with a deadline of October 1 to turn in their Opt out forms. The United Teachers Los Angeles Human Rights Committee has developed a flyer for students, sent out letters to administrators, local union chapter chairs, and other interested teachers, student and community groups, in order to maximize the effort of educating students and parents of their right to withhold information from just the military, while still allowing it to go out to colleges and employers.
National "Opt-Out" Day also highlights such related issues as recruitment fraud, the true costs of JROTC and its recruitment connections, misinformation about the Delayed Enlistment Program, and the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery in public schools, which also provides the military with families' personal, private information.
National "Opt-Out" Day is an opportunity for both education regarding the law and a chance to help counter the growing, misleading portrayal of the U.S. military as a safe, beneficial and alternative jobs program.
There are many national, regional, and local organizations endorsing this day, including: the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC); LEPOCO (Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern) Peace Center, Madison Area Peace Coalition, Young Adult Program: Not in Our Name; Pax Christi USA; Student Peace Action Network, United for Peace and Justice, and Voices in the Wilderness. For a full list of organizations that attended the Stopping War conference, please visit the conference website at: www.youthandthemilitary.org.
For more information or questions on National "Opt-Out" Day, contact the AFSC National Youth & Militarism Program at 215-241-7046, or the Madison Area Peace Coalition at 608-215-5605. Parents and high school students who wish to learn more about how to 'opt out' of having personal information given to military recruiters can also visit the AFSC web site at www.youth4peace.org. Local contacts are Arlene Inouye (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Andy Griggs (email@example.com), co-chairs of the UTLA Human Rights Committee.
Report this post as:
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 2 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
|Opt Out - Solidarity
||Todd Boyle CPA
||Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003 at 1:08 PM
||Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2004 at 7:18 PM
Change Links September 2018 posted
More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre
Site Outage Friday
Change Links August 2018
Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land
More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke
Change Links 2018 July posted
More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena
"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena
Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles
Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California
Change Links June 2018 posted
The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years
Unity Archive Project
Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi
CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police
Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies
California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings)
Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico
Change Links May 2018
Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
More Local News...
Paraphysique de psychosomatique
Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal
Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy
Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales
Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc
Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk
Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement
Creative Destruction Hack Diamonds Windows/iOS/Android - Creative Destruction Generator
The Dictatorship of Corporations
18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting
Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue
Creative Destruction Hack Mod Generator
Shopping du bashing
After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again
“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen
Probabilités de fin d'humanité
Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW
Propagande de virus, virus de propagande
Steer clear of work morality!
Sweatshop Lodge Ceremony Continues in US Fed Prisons Led by Inmates
Paraphysique de l'origami
The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally!
August 2018 Honduras Coup update
Du réussissement putréfié
Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges
Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts
More Breaking News...