My son, who is going into his Junior year of Catholic HS, just received his packet of information for the coming year. I was flabbergasted to find a letter to the parents that reads as follows:
"The "No Child Left Behind" Law passed several years ago by the United States Congress requires our school to provide a list of all Juniors and Seniors to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corp. This list includes the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of each student."
Parents must request in writing that their children's names be removed from the list. Not only that, next year I must request in writing that it be removed again.
WTF!!!!! Why the hell does a law that is supposed to set up standardized testing and standards for PUBLIC school children automatically provide high school personal information from public and PRIVATE high schools to the US Military?
It is clearly done in a way to access the maximum amount of names and personal information by requiring parents to opt out of the list twice. This is another example of insidious government access and control over our lives. You can bet this is a prelude to a draft.
Am I overreacting or is this an outrage?