Apr 162010
 
 April 16, 2010  Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

Michael Birnbaum reports:

Maryland schools will no longer forward scores from a popular vocational test to military recruiters under new legislation that requires high school students to send the information themselves.

The test, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB, is administered by the military in schools across the country as a public service and is used by career counselors as a tool to guide students toward an array of jobs, not just those in the armed services.

Unless the school or a student checks an opt-out box, the scores are released to military recruiters, who can get in touch with prospective recruits. The new law, signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley this week, requires Maryland schools to check the opt-out box.

Read more in the Washington Post.

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