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is true, parents need to know about this so they can take steps to
protect their children's privacy. How should we handle this? Can you
put something about this in The Special Ed Advocate
Yes, it's true. Under
a provision in Title IX of the No
Child Left Behind Act, schools are required to release the names,
addresses, and phone numbers of high school juniors and seniors to
"military recruiters," "post secondary educational
institutions," and "prospective employers." (20 U.S.C.
This provision is likely to elicit strong emotional responses from parents and educators. Some will object, others will support the provision. What should you do?
do not want the school to release information about your child to
military recruiters, you need to let the school know this - in writing.
Some school districts are sending a form that parents can sign to
"opt out" of this provision. Other districts have not taken
steps to develop an "opt-out" procedure yet. If you have
not received an opt-out form to sign, you can write a letter, advising
the school that you do not want military recruiters to have access
to personal information about your child.
to High School Students and Information on Students by Military Recruiters
is a 4 page Q & A publication about requirements that school districts
that receive assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education
Act of 1965 (ESEA) give military recruiters the same access to secondary
school students as they provide to postsecondary institutions or to
prospective employers. (October 9, 2002)
and Pam also do training programs about special education law and
advocacy. To see if they are coming to your area soon, take a look
at their schedule.