Saturday, September 29, 2012
We have an opportunity to provide safeguards in Georgia, but we need to act
fast, and we need to act now.
Every year tens of thousands of Georgia youth take the ASVAB(Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test), many don't even know what it stands for. There are two lies that perpetuated in regards to this test.
1. It's a test designed to help you decide what career paths might be good for you.
2. It's a mandatory test.
The truth is the test is most certainly designed to see what kind of soldier
you would be, and all of the results are turned over to the local military
recruiter often without your knowledge or consent for one reason, so he can
better recruit you. The test is absolutely not required.
John Barge, Georgia's Superintendent, has been delivered a letter,
http://www.acluga.org/files/2413/4573/1160/ASVAB_GA_Superintendent_Letter.pdf,to address some of the concerns with the ASVAB test.
To learn more about the privacy concerns around ASVAB, check out this op-ed:
We believe we can win this important fight if we put real pressure on the
decision makers here.
CAN YOU JOIN US WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH AT 7PM AT AFSC (60 Walton St.,
Coffee and treats will be provided.
Our goal is not only to discuss next steps, but also to begin writing
letters to John Barge encouraging him to do the right thing. The
write-a-thon is co-sponsored by the Student Career Alternatives Program, ACLU Foundation of Georgia, and the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition-Atlanta.
Together we can win!
Georgia Peace and Conflict Resolution Program
American Friends Service Committee