ASVAB Bill passes in MD

Pat Elder sent this out today: The Maryland Senate narrowly approved a measure today that will prohibit the automatic release of ASVAB test results to military recruiters by public schools.  The vote was 24-23.  Opponents charged the bill was unpatriotic and anti-military, particularly in a "time of war."   Currently, thousands of Maryland high school students are … Continue reading ASVAB Bill passes in MD

War and Peace: Militarizing Our Youth

Today is another Blog Action Day over at Green Change.  The theme for today is War and Peace.  This is a timely connection to the 7th anniversary of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq by Coalition Forces and the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.   I have chosen to focus my war and peace … Continue reading War and Peace: Militarizing Our Youth

Military Recruiting – California

Full adult privileges are not afforded to U.S. youth until age 21, yet youth in the U.S. are recruited for the military as early as middle school. Aside from the issue of marketing the military to ANYONE, there's something wrong with this picture of youth recruiting. Democracy Now! aired a segment yesterday on military recruiting … Continue reading Military Recruiting – California