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Student Privacy Compromised by Massive Program
By Pat Elder
In late December, 2013 the Department of Defense released a database on the military's controversial Student Testing Program in 11,700 high schools across the country. An examination of the complex and contradictory dataset raises serious issues regarding student privacy and the integrity of the Student Testing Program in America's schools.
The data was released after a protracted Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
Historical evidence, statements by military leaders of the era
show JROTC version of Hiroshima is misleading
By Pat Elder
This summer the world will pause to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most Americans are still supportive of Truman's decision despite overwhelming historical evidence the bomb had "nothing to do with the end of the war," in the words of Major General Curtis E. LeMay.
On December 3, 2012, the Committee on the Rights of the Child received written replies from the USA to the list of issues concerning the second report of the United States of America regarding the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. Issue #6 dealt with the administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) in the nation's public schools. The Committee has asked for our reaction to the American response.
See below for UN Issue #6, the US response, and our reaction: