Bryant HRAP - Support the Student Privacy Protection Act

Global Kids Human Rights Activist Project at Bryant High School urges you to support H.R. 1346, the Student Privacy Protection Act of 2007. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY 7th) 74-09 37th Ave., Ste. 306B Jackson Heights, NY 11372 Rep. Anthony D. Weiner (D-NY 9th) 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 5000 Kew Gardens, NY 11415 Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY 10th) 26 Court St., #1510 Brooklyn, NY 11242 Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY 11th) 123 Linden Boulevard, Fourth Floor Brooklyn, NY 11226 Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY 12th) 266 Broadway, Suite 201 Brooklyn, NY 11206 Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY 15th) 163 W. 125th St., #737 New York, NY 10027 Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY 17th) 3655 Johnson Ave. Bronx, NY 10463 Dear Representatives, We represent a dedicated contingent of students, teachers, and advocates in New York City who are working with Global Kids Human Rights Activist Project (HRAP) around the issue of military recruitment and youth. This year HRAP at William Cullen Bryant High School has been focusing the campaign on military recruitment in high schools and the No Child Left Behind Act. We believe it is important to protect the privacy and rights of youth. We are writing to express our serious concern about the military recruitment provision, section 9528, of the No Child Left Behind Act. Our schools are places for education, not recruitment. Forcing schools to turn over student information to recruiters or risk losing federal funds is a violation of the privacy of young people. The \'opt-out\' policy is unclear and carried out irregularly from district to district. Congressman Mike Honda (CA) has introduced H.R. 1346, the Student Privacy Protection Act, which would require that students authorize their information to be shared with military recruiters before the school can turn over the information. Please support students\' rights to privacy and determining who their information is shared with and cosponsor this important piece of legislation today. We look forward to hearing the actions you plan to take on this issue. Thank you.

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