Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) introduced legislation March 6 that would amend the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to direct schools to release student contact information to military recruiters only if a written request is submitted by the student’s parents, effectively turning the current “opt-out” provision into an “opt-in” provision. It’s called the Student Privacy Protection Act of 2007.
UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council unanimously added further sanctions on Iran, March 24. But diplomats said sanctions were not the solution and emphasized the need for stepped up diplomacy. Meanwhile, rumors of U.S. war plans have dramatically increased tensions and fears of a U.S. attack on Iran.
WASHINGTON — In a sharp rebuff to President George W. Bush, both the House and Senate have approved versions of a supplemental spending bill calling for withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq next year.
CINCINNATI, Ohio — This traditionally conservative Ohio city voted in January to express its “deep concern” about Bush’s plan to send an additional 21,500 U.S. troops to Iraq.
In an attempt to shore up alliances and gain support for stepped-up military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration dispatched Vice President Dick Cheney to meet with heads of state in Japan, Australia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.