Activists oppose military recruitment in public school system
Mira Mesa, California

Introduction: With the war in Iraq leaving close to 2,000 American troops dead, military recruitment goals around the nation are not being met. President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” Act has a unique clause that is helping military recruiters in their efforts around the nation. The law requires all secondary schools to provide a list of every student’s name, telephone number, and address. To protest the involvement of the military in America’s education system, the San Diego Military Counseling Project visits schools in Southern California to inform youngsters of their rights. Zack Baddorf reports from Mira Mesa High School.