Board votes to curb Army recruiting in high schools

January 23, 2008 3:48:06 PM PST
The Chicago Board of Education votes to put more restrictions on military recruiting inside public schools.Some organizations have been critical of the access recruiters now have. Members of the American Friends Service Committee held a rally before Wednesday's board meeting.

"There should be a freeze on military recruitment until they do an independent, impact study - who's being targeted, why are they being targeted," said teacher Jackson Potter.

Military recruiting has become more difficult as the Iraq war continues. The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that the share of Army recruits with a high school diploma dropped more than 12 percent in the past two years.