As Congress prepares to reauthorize the federal No Child Left Behind law for the first time, lawmakers could repeal a provision requiring public high schools to provide the military with access to campus and student information, the Austin American-Statesman reports. In a 2002 letter to school superintendents, then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and former Secretary of Education Rod Paige said the provision is “critical to the success of the all-volunteer force.” School systems that fail to comply with the controversial provision risk losing federal funding, but parents or students can opt out by asking that their information be withheld. However, U.S. Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., has introduced legislation that would give recruiters access to student information only if parents opt in …

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