U.S. military recruiters target high schools in Brooklyn

A new study shows many Brooklyn high school seniors are enlisting in the military instead of going straight to college. The study, conducted by the New York Daily News, found that military recruiters

News 12 Staff

Mar 6, 2006, 2:10 PM

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U.S. military recruiters target high schools in Brooklyn
A new study shows many Brooklyn high school seniors are enlisting in the military instead of going straight to college. The study, conducted by the New York Daily News, found that military recruiters are finding success in recruiting students from large high schools with good school security and average graduation rates. Recruiters are a fixture at Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn. They set up camp in the cafeteria and in hallways. Recruiters enlist over 4,000 students from Brooklyn and citywide. Some school officials say they are opposed to the military presence in schools and advise their students not to talk with the recruiters. Recruiters say this can make their job more difficult and add that they have quotas to meet.


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