Friday, November 05, 2004

 

DEFENSE DEPT

Apparently Dept. of Defense is shaking down colleges and universities for lists of all students 18-35. Ostensibly for recruiting purposes. They are also trying to implement a system that would provide a students complete educational record, from from kindergarden on. Useful information if your planning a draft, For much more info, click on The Sarchasm in the web-log list

Comments:
I don't want to be a paranoid fearmongerer, but I want people to know what's going on. I know for a fact that student lists were requested from several chicago institutions by the DoD, including the one I work at. As to whether or not schools are complying, I'm not sure. I really don't think the student-record-level reporting will pass, it's getting severe opposition from educational institutions and is technically in violation of the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

Anyone interested in the student-record level submission can see: http://highered.org/ipeds/

And if anyone has a question about this, just post a comment on my blog.
 
well i am not sure if this is what you are talking about or not.... but i work part time in the financial aid office of one of the state colleges and will tell you that anyone who applies for financial aid, either federal grants or student loans, that the paper work cannot be processed until the student signs up for the selective service if they are required to... it has been this way for several years, so the fact that bush got re-elected had nothing to do with this developement.. if this isnt what you were refering to, sorry.. lol..
 
That may be related in some way. But this entails the DoD actively contacting institutions and requesting lists of enrolled students, regardless of whether or not they've applied for financial aid.
 
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