No Child Left Behind ‘Privacy’ Policy Under Attack
Mike Belt writes in the Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World:
Buried in the 670 pages of the federal No Child Left Behind law was a requirement that high schools provide lists of students’ names, telephone numbers and addresses to military recruiters.More here.
Students can get off the list if they or their parents notify the school district in writing that they want to opt out.
But there’s a catch. Those who opt off the list find themselves also excluded from the lists provided to college and job recruiters. And opting out also means a student’s name cannot be published in yearbooks, honor rolls or newspapers.