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Parents ?Opt Out? of Military Recruiter Contact

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The No Child Left Behind act of 2001 included this provision: High schools had to provide military recruiters with student's names, addresses, and telephone numbers. It also said that students and their parents could opt out of this requirement. But it didn't specify exactly how schools should provide students and parents with an opt-out form or what the deadline for opting out should be.

Paul Saint-Amand is president of the North Country Chapter of Veterans for Peace. The chapter formed last year. Recently they've researching how local schools are handling the opt-out provision. St Amand is a Vietnam Era veteran and an English professor at SUNY Potsdam. He spoke with Gregory Warner yesterday. He said that the opt-out provision puts a burden on school budgets.

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