Thursday, August 09, 2007

Alternatives to Military Service

At Tuesday's Board of Education meeting, we passed an update of the language for the school policy regarding the release of student information to military recruiters.

I questioned whether or not this language should have also applied to civic service alternatives like Peace Corp, Americorp, or whatever programs may fall out from the presidential debate rhetoric. Many candidates favor civic service alternatives to the military options.

Surprisingly, Bruce Silva mentioned that he had never received a request from any civic service alternative program to recruit high school graduates. What a shame.

It seems to me that our Congressmen should insist that student records submitted to any one agency be submitted to all so that the student has a balanced look at what options life has to offer in serving one's country.

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