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Parent Objects To Military Recruiter In Elementary School

FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- Military recruiters are common at the high school level. But, one Fond du Lac parent thinks they don't belong in elementary schools.

Peter Albertz told the Fond du Lac School Board Monday night about an Armed Forces representative that visited his son's grade school. His son was sent home with Army pencils, Army pens and a what Albertz thought could be some misconceptions about the realities of military service.

The No Child Left Behind Act allows military recruiters to enter public high schools and gives them access to a student directory. Parents can sign forms that would remove their children's names from the list.

The school board took no action on Albertz's concern. But, superintendent Gregory Maass says he'll follow up to find out what actually happened.

— Channel 2000


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