College recruiters cannot hold to you a binding contract.
Vocational schools cannot hold you to a binding contract.
Military recruiters can have access to your child and use their sales skills to get a child to accept a binding contract.
I find this shameful.
Military recruiters have quotas to fill and will use dubious techniques to keep their jobs. I have seen this in person. Over and over.
Here is the "new" legal language from the bill signed today by the President about what a parent must do to keep a school district from automatically handing over contact information and more upon request by recruiters.
6541.Armed forces recruiter access to students and student recruiting information
(1)Access to student recruiting information
Notwithstanding section 444(a)(5)(B) of the General Education Provisions Act, each local educational agency receiving assistance under this Act shall provide, upon a request made by a military recruiter or an institution of higher education, access to the name, address, and telephone listing of each secondary school student served by the local educational agency, unless the parent of such student has submitted the prior consent request under paragraph (2).
A parent of a secondary school student may submit a written request, to the local educational agency, that the student’s name, address, and telephone listing not be released for purposes of paragraph (1) without prior written consent of the parent. Upon receiving such request, the local educational agency may not release the student’s name, address, and telephone listing for such purposes without the prior written consent of the parent.
(B)Notification of opt-out process
Each local educational agency shall notify the parents of the students served by the agency of the option to make a request described in subparagraph (A).
(3)Same access to students
Each local educational agency receiving assistance under this Act shall provide military recruiters the same access to secondary school students as is provided generally to institutions of higher education or to prospective employers of those students.
(4)Rule of construction prohibiting opt-in processes
Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to allow a local educational agency to withhold access to a student’s name, address, and telephone listing from a military recruiter or institution of higher education by implementing an opt-in process or any other process other than the written consent request process under paragraph (2)(A).
For purposes of this subsection, whenever a student has attained 18 years of age, the permission or consent required of and the rights accorded to the parents of the student shall only be required of and accorded to the student.
The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, shall, not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of the Student Success Act, notify school leaders, school administrators, and other educators about the requirements of this section.
The requirements of this section do not apply to a private secondary school that maintains a religious objection to service in the Armed Forces if the objection is verifiable through the corporate or other organizational documents or materials of that school.