Military recruitment in BK schools under scrutiny

Military recruitment at schools throughout Brooklyn and the rest of the city is ?illegal, immoral and intolerable,? according to Manhattan Borough President Scott StringerThe New

BROOKLYN - Military recruitment at schools throughout Brooklyn and the rest of the city is ?illegal, immoral and intolerable,? according to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

The New York Civil Liberties Union and Stringer released a study Thursday criticizing military recruitment in city schools. The organization charges the Department of Education with not doing enough to protect students? privacy.

NYCLU officials say they surveyed approximately 1,000 students in the city last spring regarding in-school military recruitment. Some of the students surveyed felt schools did not offer appropriate guidance regarding the risks and benefits of military-related decisions.

The study says recruiters have been given too much access to public classrooms. Many students are unaware that they can withhold personal information from recruitment officials, according to the report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 1 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract 2 VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract
VIDEO: Greenwich Fire 3 VIDEO: Fire on Glenville Road in Greenwich
The U.S. team celebrates following an 8-0 win 4 The Buzz: US beats Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC
VIDEO: Yonkers Mayor Spano delivers State of the 5 VIDEO: Yonkers Mayor Spano delivers State of the City address, Part 2

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE