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Any high school that receives federal funding must turn over student information (name, address, phone number) to military recruiters unless parents provide a written letter or signed Opt-Out form. Download the Opt-Out form HERE.

Provide the signed form to your school's principal, send a copy to your local school superintendent, and keep a copy for yourself.

    • CommentAuthoradmin
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
     
    What are your thoughts?
    • CommentAuthorAGD
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2009
     
    i think so. a lot of america's soldiers come from the most poor regions in the country.
    • CommentAuthorMia
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2009
     
    That may be true, but you know a lot of soldiers also come from well off families, too. It isn't just poor people who join the military and it is unfair to say that. I don't know the stats or anything, but I think the military is a lot more diverse than you are giving it credit for.
    • CommentAuthorguest
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2009
     
    NO it isn't true. that is offensive to people who serve. we don't serve because we are poor, we serve because we care about this country and understand that you have to fight to keep your freedom (every day, every year, every generation).
    • CommentAuthorguest
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2010
     
    Yes! But it is not the only motive for enlisting. When economic circumstances interfere with general well-being, the lure of an enlistment bonus would be enough to make the most economically unstable think twice about signing on.

    There are of course the soldiers who enlist because it is a family tradition. I know many people who've joined to follow in an older relatives footsteps, this doesn't mean that they are the only types of recruits the Army takes in.

    Different people come from different backgrounds, and enlisting in the Army brings them together. They all join for different reasons, many out of free will, others out of economic stagnation, their reasons for joining shouldn't be questioned, nor should their service to the country be ignored. We all have to fight for ourselves so we can better fight for our country.

    G.M.
    • CommentAuthorJanson
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2010
     
    Obviously there are thousands who serve because they truly believe in the army and its just cause. I also mean no disrespect, I cannot fathom the realities of being a soldier. However, I do believe the sad reality is that most seniors leaving high school who cannot pay for college have two realistic options: minimum wage or the army...

    Personally, I had no interest in joining the army but I am also insanely poor, so I checked out the recruiters handing out keychains and brochures in the cafeteria too
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