Entries of interest tagged with: privacy

Military Testing in Our Schools

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) What Students, Parents, and Educators Should Know about Military Testing in High Schools NOTE: According to the Pennsylvania School Code, schools must inform parents and obtain their written permission before giving tests like the … more

Video Surveillance Systems [CCTV]

Modern video surveillance technology is very different from fixed security cameras used to protect cashiers and vulnerable locations. Study after study in other cities shows that they are not particularly effective, and there is no creditable evidence that they prevent … more

Protect Your Privacy

You may be harassed at home by military recruiters because your school gives them your name, address and phone number. Recruiters have monthly quotas to meet, and once they get your name, they frequently keep bothering you even after being … more

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

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

Protect Yourself from the USA PATRIOT Act

Protect Your Rights—They can’t protect themselves! The USA PATRIOT Act and other measures in the name of homeland security go against the Bill of Rights and the very freedoms the founders of this country struggled so hard to ensure. As … more