Military Recruiters in Schools

By IndyKids Staff

The U.S. military advertises to try to get people to sign up. A lot of this advertising is aimed at high school students. The Department of Defense has a huge database of high school students’ private information. Hope Reichbach received many calls from military recruiters when she was a high school student. Hope, with more students and lawyers, challenged the military. Hope said, “I got involved… because I just wanted the military to leave me and other students alone.”

Because of their actions the military now limits the information that it collects and how it uses it. Still, high schools must give students’ information to the military under the No Child Left Behind Act. Students can keep their information private by submitting an “opt-out” form available at

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