Wednesday, April 02, 2008

DoD Demands Student Info

The Pentagon has announced a "get tough" policy with regards to access to student records. The policy, which goes into effect on April 28, says schools must provide military recruiters the same access to students "directory information" as given to other prospective employers. The students or school cannot exclude only the military from this information. Also, schools cannot ban military recruiters from campus if other employers are allowed, even if no students have expressed an interest in joining the Armed Forces. Schools which don't comply risk having their Federal funding cut off.
Directories are an important recruiting tool because they include the names, birthdates, phone numbers and academic pursuits of college students that can be used to identify people with knowledge and interests that are particularly useful to the military.

via rawstory


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