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Providing safe passage for our children starting in kindergarten, past the perils of militarism and military recruting in our schools.


Students in today’s world have a wide range of choices, but sometimes have difficulty identifying the right choice, or overcoming obstacles to get to the best choice. Almost every American student has heard from military recruiters about the benefits of a career in the armed services. Have you heard the other side of the story? You know your interests in life; you know what you want for your future. Do you know your rights? Find out all your options and alternatives before you make a decision.

Here are some resources to help get you started.

Interview with Amy Hagopian, PhD and Kathy Barker, PhD, about their paper "Should We End Military Recruiting in High Schools as a Matter of Child Protection and Public Health"?

The following is excerpted from Army of None: Strategies to Counter Military Recruitment, End War and Build a Better World published by Seven Stories Press, August 2007.

No Child Left Behind Act
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities

National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth

US Military Recruiter Sex Scandal - No Childs Behind Left

Army Recruiters Continue to Threaten High School Students

Army Recruiters Tell Applicant to Lie and Cheat

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