PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE NIGHT – at NYC PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS
Call for Volunteers – Thursday, November 9, 2017
Resist Military Recruitment * Reject Militarism
President Trump has been quite outspoken about ensuring a strong military “the most tremendous”. To realize his mission, $92 billion has been added to the military budget in support of Department of Defense war activities and for increased recruitment in all military branches. At the same time, an estimated $9.2 billion will be cut from the public school Education Budget.*
Military recruiters continue their relentless pursuit of high school students as potential soldiers. Endless war and the threat of new military involvement require a trained and ready young military force. A recruiter’s work is never done. High school students are their bread and butter and enlisting students is their goal. It’s our responsibility to counter the recruiter’s outreach.
Join us for the Parent Teacher Conference Night Action:
Thursday, November 9th, 5:00pm -6:30pm at high schools throughout the city.
Volunteers distribute 2 flyers to students and parents:
1. A resource guide highlighting non-military job training programs, college financial and scholarship opportunities, and community service programs for students to reach their goals.
2. Questions to ask recruiters, the truth and reality of military service, and facts underlying the military recruiter’s promises.
To volunteer for the Parent Teacher Conference Night leafleting action please contact us for more details. A brief training session can be arranged at your request.
Let’s end war one youth at a time. Your time will be well spent and may make a significant difference for a student and family.
Counter Recruitment – Granny Peace Brigade NYC
For additional information on counter-recruiting and materials that you can download, go to: www.grannypeacebrigade.org and select the Counter Recruitment page.
*President Trump’s budget proposal, released in March, seeks to cut education funding by $9.2 billion overall. It would take away some federal support, such as money for the Special Olympics and a reading initiative, while promoting school vouchers and boosting dollars for charter schools.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, said the plan is “an historic investment in America’s students.”
To others, it is anything but. Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Assn., called it a “wrecking ball”, California Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said “it fails,” and Obama administration Education Secretary John B. King Jr. called it “an assault on the American dream.”