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Hidden Clause in No Child Left Behind Act Lets Parents Opt-Out
School districts around the US are struggling to comply with the No Child Left Behind Act. The Act threatens to cut federal funds if they fail to provide military recruiters with phone numbers and other personal information about students. But a little known clause gives parents and students the right to opt out of the military listing. Last night in Watsonville, California, the Pajaro Valley School Board voted 4-3 to improve the notification process to parents that their child's information will be handed over to recruiters. FSRN's Vinny Lombardo has more.
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