The New York Civil LIberties Union reports that freshman at Hutchinson Technical High School in Buffalo, New York are automatically enrolled in a JROTC program, despite protests from parents and civil liberties groups.
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) which gives the military unprecedented
access to students. Students and parents may
withhold their contact information from the military and must be given
adequate time to do so – but whether parents and students at Hutch Tech know that they may opt out.
More information and documents related to the Hutch Tech policy,
and information about other issues relating to military recruitment and
students’ rights, are available at http://milrec.nyclu.org.