August 21, 2005

"Unprecedented access"

David Kranz in the [South Dakota] Argus Leader quotes Jeanne Koster, South Dakota Peace and Justice Center director, as saying that the No Child Left Behind law gives military recruiters "unprecedented access" to secondary school student personal information:

"That section gives recruiters unprecedented access," she said. Her organization wants to tell parents and students about their rights if such information is sought.

So it is implementing "Eyes Wide Open" - an effort to help schools "fulfill the complete obligation" in section 9528 of No Child Left Behind.

She's focusing on the second provision of Section 9528, called Consent.

"Schools have to notify parents this is going on, and the parents have the right to have data for their own kids struck from the roster that is submitted to recruiters."

"Unprecedented" compared to what, though? Kranz's first sentence says that

"the No Child Left Behind Act specifies that military recruiters must have the same access to contact information about students at the secondary-education level as those students' other prospective employers have."


Posted by Rhodey at August 21, 2005 10:29 AM | TrackBack

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