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Rift over recruiting at public high schools


One must ask why other high schools across the nation remain silent on this issue.

SEATTLE -- While most Parent Teacher Student Association meetings might center on finding funding for better math books or the best way to chaperon a school dance, a recent meeting here at Garfield High School grappled with something much larger - the war in Iraq.

The school is perhaps one of the first in the nation to debate and vote against military recruiting on high school campuses - a topic already simmering at the college level. In fact, the Supreme Court recently agreed to decide whether the federal government can withhold funds from colleges that bar military recruiters.

Rift over recruiting at public high schools

High schools are struggling with a similar issue as the No Child Left Behind Act requires that schools receiving federal funding must release the names of its students to recruiters. . . .

NOTE: The Christian Science Monitor doesn't allow posting of full articles. For the rest of this one, go to the hot link below.

— Dean Paton
Christian Science Monitor
2005-05-18
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0518/p02s01-ussc.html?s=hns


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