Should Military Recruiters Be Allowed In Schools

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Many teenagers at high schools are being recruited to the military looking for a good education that is free. Even though High schoolers after graduating go to the military without knowing what they will face once there, military recruiters need to be more specific about the military because high schoolers try to go looking for all those opportunities they were told and too many young people are joining hoping to look for a good life their but ends up being the opposite.

The decision to join the military is a very serious one that should not be made lightly. Enlisting in the Armed Forces is an irreversible commitment to at least two years of wartime service. Teenagers considering enlisting should do so based on an honest and straightforward …show more content…

But, schools throughout the State give recruiters much greater access to students than is required by law. There are no uniform rules in New Jersey for schools to control military recruiter behavior on campus. School officials do not supervise military recruiters either. Lack of oversight allows recruiters to present students with unrealistic and false portrayals of military service. Recruiters also do not present families with important facts. With virtually unfettered access to high school students and limited oversight, military recruiters play up themes of adventure and patriotism while failing to present the realities of military service.

Military recruiters fail to adequately present the cost of military action. As of October, 2008 4,734 American troops have been killed and 33,012 have been wounded in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. To this day the amount estimated of wounded and killed U.S. Soldiers are about …show more content…

There is less support to Reservists who return from active duty. Reserve soldiers are mostly the ones that suffer from higher rates of suicide. In education If a student’s sole goal in joining the military is to pursue a college education, the student should explore the many scholarship opportunities available in New Jersey and consider participating in college ROTC programs. The GI Bill, which gives education benefits, makes it easier for soldiers to gain access to education funding. But, the Bill still requires 36 months of active duty service and an honorable discharge before a veteran can receive benefits that would pay for a typical undergraduate degree.There are numerous scholarships that are available in New Jersey that do not require military service. If a student has good grades, the student should consider applying to the ROTC program as an entering freshman or during college. In a college ROTC program, the military offers many scholarships that pay for students’ college education in full. Additionally, ROTC graduates receive higher pay, more responsibility, and better benefits than enlistees who do not have a

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