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What are teachers teaching?

| July 20, 2007 12:00 AM

To the Editor:

According to a National Education Association article of April 2007, the U.S. Marines are hoping to recruit 80 teachers each from Louisville, Ky. and Richmond, Va. for an all-expenses paid workshop at Parris Island, S.C. to learn strategies on how to influence their students into joining the military.

Each group will cost approximately $57,000. The Marines plan to have 12 groups which would add up to $640,000. The Army, Navy and Air Force plan to host similar programs.

We feel that this is a sinister plan to subvert our public education system into preying upon our innocent youth and an inappropriate use of taxpayers money.

Felomina Genilla-Garvin

Helena