Group says DOE giving students' info to military

A new Department of Education policy makes it easier for the military to get personal records of high school students, say advocates who spoke out Wednesday.

The group claims New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein secretly issued a directive to principals that gives military recruiters the names and addresses of 11th- and 12th-graders in the Bronx.

?Children's lifetime decisions are being narrowed because the people here would rather give up the info rather than fight for higher-education opportunities for our children,? says Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

Under the new policy, students have until Oct. 17 to submit opt-out forms to have their information withheld from military recruiters. Many students who spoke with News 12 The Bronx say if they choose to join the military, they?ll do it on their own without prodding.

Students react to charges military is accessing their personal information

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."