School systems already must give military recruiters the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of their high school students or risk losing millions in federal education aid. This data transfer is required under a provision of the 2002 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, and it troubles many educators and parents. Now, the military is collecting even more detailed information about students from other sources, too, a June 23 story in the Washington Post revealed.

Privacy advocates are protesting the Pentagon's use of a national computer database with files kept on millions of students the military...

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