A group against high school military recruitment is asking for the same amount of access as military recruiters.
The Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools is proposing to the L-A Board of Education that military recruiters disproportionately recruit minorities or students from low-income neighborhoods.
Under the proposal- the Pasadena based group will visit ten to 15 high schools per week.
Offering information about enlistment, career options, and blocking contact information from the military.
The United Teachers of Los Angeles are supporting the bill.
Opponents of the bill argue activists use disinformation and graphic images to deter students from enlisting in the Army.
The U-S Department of Defense spends three point five Billion dollars annually on recruitment—enlisting more than 300-thousand people in 2007.
Los Angeles County ranked third in Army recruits in 2007.
The Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools will present their proposal to the city.