Tuesday, December 17, 2013

War journalist, Ann Jones writes about JROTC

A message from Rick Jahnkow of the Project on Youth and Nonmilitary Opportunities about a recent article by journalist, Ann Jones about how JROTC programs train kids to be soldiers:

A powerful article that will stimulate some discussion: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ann-jones/americas-child-soldiers_b_4450935.htmlTwo relatively minor errors: JROTC rifles now use gas-propelled pellets, and the minimum salary schools are required to pay instructors is not what their active duty salary would be (it's a more complicated formula, see "How JROTC Contributes to the School Funding Crisis" at http://www.projectyano.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=54&Itemid=62). 

--Rick JahnkowProgram CoordinatorProject on Youth and Non-Military Opportunitieswww.projectyano.org

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