What it means to be a soldier

April 16, 2008 at 9:47 am 1 comment

I had no idea that NCLB included the requirement that schools release student info to military recruiters and allow them access to classrooms and school activities! It’s really Solomon Amendment Junior, isn’t it? I shudder to think what would have happened if recruiters had been given access to my private high school, given the number of boys who voiced a desire to enlist after September 11, 2001.

VOYA provides a great resource list here,  and I’m especially pleased that Boies takes the time to map out the strengths and weaknesses of each resource.

One thing I’m curious about now: I remember being in the room when my brother registered for the draft, and the website then included a sex checkbox along with a note that it is illegal for women to register for the draft. Does anyone know if that site is still the same? (It reminds me a lot of the Simpsons episode where Homer’s enlisting and he can still make out the “Are you a homosexual?” questions on his application.)


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  • 1. Linda  |  April 22, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    I think we figured out in class that women can enlist but not sign-up for the draft.

    BTW, VOYA IS going to contact Brian and ask him to update the article.



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