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"Opt Out" Day at Local High Schools

Undated – Student anti-war activists at a dozen local high schools are engaging in what they call "opt out" day today.
It's an effort to let fellow students know there's a way to keep their personal information from being handed over to military recruiters.
Under the federal No Child Left Behind act, schools receiving federal funding under the act must provide military recruiters with names, addresses, and phone numbers of high school students.
However, the law also allows students or their parents to demand in writing that the information be withheld, and not released to recruiters without their written consent.