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Pentagon Data on Student Testing Program Rife with Errors and Contradictions

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. 

See the State ASVAB Databases and the National Database.

Army Teaches Wrong Lesson in Nation's High Schools

                   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.

US Lies to UN on Military Testing in Nation's Schools

 

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:

 

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