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Envision LV – Education

Use the comments feature on this page to add your thoughts on Education as it affects plans for a sustainable Lehigh Valley. Envision LV does not have a draft report on Education, although other components of the plan may cover … more

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Contribute Your Ideas to the Envision LV Plan!

This is not an official Envision LV page, but we want to provide a way for you to access the draft plans they are creating and comment on what they got right and what’s missing. The following is from a … more

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MLK: Breaking the Silence

Dr. King gave this talk nearly 45 years ago, but it seems remarkably applicable today if you replace the name Viet Nam with Iraq, Iran, or the Middle East. And despite our ast resources, we have made little progress against … more

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Conscientious Objection

When a person refuses to participate in war or other hostilities on moral grounds, he or she is a ‘conscientious objector’, or ’C.O.’. It is not for those who are afraid of being hurt or killed, it is for those who have … more

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What Is the Military Doing in Your School?

Schools are supposed to help children learn, but too many schools simply reinforce unquestioning obedience and respect for the powers that be—and some schools support the military recruiting machine against the educational and personal interests of their students. Recruiters in … more

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JROTC is a Trojan Horse

JROTC is a program of the military, by the military, and for the military. Disguised as an education program, JROTC is a ‘Trojan Horse’ the military uses to gain access to schools and potential recruits. School boards across the country, … more

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Questions to Ask Your School

A. Recruiters’ Access to Personal Information About Students Student lists – The “No Child Left Behind” Act requires all secondary schools that receive federal funds to release students’ personal information, including name, address, and telephone number, to military recruiters upon … more

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Recruiting in schools op-ed

Military has too much access to schools Balance needed on recruiting information Where have all the young men [and women] gone? Gone for soldiers every one When will they ever learn…. (from “Where Have all the Flowers Gone” by Pete … more

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Misconduct by Recruiters

Wars and occupation by U.S. forces have increased the pressure on recruiters, and government reports show a dramatic increase in the number of incidents of misconduct by recruiters, ranging from omitting important facts to helping young people cheat to sexual … more

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