Should military recruiters be able to access students’ personal contact information on demand, as the current No Child Left Behind Act stipulates?
And should schools that refuse to turn over that information be cut off from federal funding, also part of the law?
Those questions will be addressed during a panel discussion titled “High School Military Recruitment: Patriotism or Invasion of Privacy” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St.
The forum, sponsored by the Genesee County Bar Association, will be moderated by Mt. Morris District Court Magistrate Roberta Wray, a former television news reporter.
Panelists will include attorney Glenn Simmington, a board member of the Greater Flint American Civil Liberties Union; attorney K.C. Baran, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Nancy Galassini, a counselor at Carman-Ainsworth High School; and Chris James, principal of the Central Commencement Academy.
Refreshments will be served. Details: (810) 232-6000 [or pjanczewski at flintjournal.com]
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Students for a Democratic Society is calling on students around the country to walk out of classes in protest of the war on Tuesday:
This past November, 100 students from twenty different college campuses came together at a Students for a Democratic Society meeting in Ft.Benning, GA and unanimously decided that March 20th be declared a national day of student and youth resistance against the war! SDS is calling on all students and youth to get out in the streets, get involved and get organized against this war! We, the students and youth of this country, are taking an active stand against US imperialism and fighting for a better world. We reject this war of greed and profit, and are walking out of our classes and taking to the streets in protest!
FIGHT THE WAR MACHINE – GET ORGANIZED, GET INVOLVED, AND GET IN THE STREETS!
A full list of planned walk-outs at schools around the country is below the jump.
Ahead of their March 20 day of Student / Youth Action Against the War, members of Students for a Democratic Society occupied a recruiting station in lower Manhattan Monday afternoon. With dozens more students outside the station, they were able to prevent recruitment activity for nearly two hours.
More pictures here.
The City Defense Campaign has announced plans for a protest Monday June 13 at 9:45 a.m. at CUNY Central (535 E. 80th St.) to call on school administrators to drop charges against Carol Lang — the school employee arrested during a counter recruiting protest in March. More info on the protest and Lang’s case is here.
The International Action Center-based group NoDraftNoWay.org has called for a national day of action on Thursday, March 31 against the military draft. Protests and events are scheduled in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennesee; Santa Rosa, California; Ames, Iowa; Kalamazoo, Michigan; New York City and Voorheesville, New York; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. More info