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Protect Your Kids from theh Pentagon

If some predator was sneaking into your kid's high school and grabbing personal information, then contacting your kid without your being told about it--how loudly would you scream at this dirty sneak?

Well, it's happening in schools all across America, and the predatory sneak is the Pentagon. Bush's infamous No Child Left Behind law requires high schools, without telling parents, to release to military recruiters, information on students as young as 16, including grades, ethnicity, Social Security numbers, email addresses, and cell-phone numbers. The Pentagon already has profiles on 30 million youngsters, allowing military recruiters to hustle your kids into a war--again, without your consent or knowledge.

Three groups--Working Assets, Mainsteet Moms, and ACORN--have created an easy-to-use web site for opting out. It's LeaveMyChildAlone, and it helps you produce and send letters to the Pentagon and your local high school. The letter to the Pentagon requires it to put any data it has about your kid into a "suppression" file, meaning the data cannot be used and cannot go to recruiters. The letter to your school requires it to remove your kid's data from any list being released to recruiters.

— Jim Hightower
The Hightower Lowdown


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