Sep 14, 2005 — 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. Go to full article
Aug 03, 2005 — Veterans from across the country will gather in Dallas this week to take a stand against war. It's the national convention of Veterans for Peace, an organization of veterans and individuals opposed to war. Earlier this year, the North Country chapter of Veterans for Peace began meeting on a regular basis in Potsdam, and has its own website. Todd Moe spoke with three members of the local chapter, who were either drafted or volunteered for military duty. They talked about veterans' rights, recruitment and war. Go to full article