Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The State Journal hearts military recruitment

Surprise, surprise: The Wisconsin State Journal thinks the school board should ignore protesters and allow military ads in gyms and stadiums.

They add this caveat: "Access should include the ability to buy ads in school sports stadiums and gymnasiums, as long as the ads comply with school district standards." But here's the thing, those ads don't comply with district standards, which state that all military recruiting materials must be placed in guidance offices. You can argue 'til you're blue in the face that the ads aren't "recruiting materials," but the fact remains that, by dint of offering a phone number to a recruiting office, they violate school policy.

I suppose I should have seen the opinion coming, but I can't help but be optimistic that people will more thoughtful and intelligent than that. It'll probably be my undoing.

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