ACLU Guest speaker: We Want To Recruit You High School Students

November 7, 2005

ACLU hosted a discussion with Judd Golden, Chair of the boulder County ACLU on the topic of military recruiting in high schools.  The beginning of a new school year marks the opening of another season of military recruiting of high school students as the military exercises the authority it gained under little-known provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.  Such provision have been interpreted as a requirement that school authorities turn over student contact lists to the military and afford its recruiters unprecedented access to students in school.This was a heated topic and all students were invited to give their perspectives on this controversial issue of high school students' right to privacy.l