How to counter recruitment and de-militarize schools

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February 10, 2016
OpEdNews
by David Swanson  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"U.S. military recruiters are teaching in public school classrooms, making presentations at school career days, coordinating with JROTC units in high schools and middle schools, volunteering as sports coaches and tutors and lunch buddies in high, middle, and elementary schools, showing up in humvees with $9,000 stereos, bringing fifth-graders to military bases for hands-on science instruction, and generally pursuing what they call 'total market penetration' and 'school ownership.' But counter-recruiters all over the United States are making their own presentations in schools, distributing their own information, picketing recruiting stations, and working through courts and legislatures to reduce military access to students and to prevent military testing or the sharing of test results with the military without students' permission. This struggle for hearts and minds has had major successes and could spread if more follow the counter-recruiters' example." (02/10/16)

http://www.opednews.com/articles/How-to-Counter-Recruitment-by-David-Swanson-Counterculture_Military_Recruitment_School-160210-359.html  

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