Argument: Military recruiters often harass kids to join
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- Debate: Military recruiters in public schools - con argument.
Ari Rosmarin, coordinator of The New York Civil Liberties Project On Military Recruitment and Students’ Rights: “recruiters are using heavy-handed tactics to harass students, violate students’ privacy rights, and target poor students and students of color. [...] In the recruiters’ manual there is a lot about school ownership. They are encouraged to befriend the administration, become coaches for sport teams and organize after-school activities. We hear a lot of instances where recruiters will go as far as taking a student out and buying them lunch. We just want to ensure students are given the right to pursue an education without being harassed and hassled everyday."
"The recruiters really harangue people, and this is what parents are trying to avoid," said Tina Weishaus, president of the Highland Park Middle School/High School Parent Teacher Organization in New Jersey, in 2005 to Fox News.