Are you taking the military entrance exam in school?
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test
It’s that time of year again…when public schools, required by law to offer students 2 career aptitude tests, are lured by the Pentagon to offer their free Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. The problem is that this test is actually part of the entrance exam to get into the military, and is geared to tell you only what military jobs you would be best suited for. Oh, and in the process of taking the test they also collect all of your contact information, so that even if you ‘opted-out’ of giving your information to recruiters at the beginning of the year, they have it now.
Read this story on what high schoolers in Georgia did 2 weeks ago to organize against the ASVAB. Take action at your school when they try to offer the ASVAB!
No matter what your anyone says, you don’t have to take the ASVAB. Demand alternatives from your counselor, tell them you’ll take another test, but not this one since you aren’t going into the military so it is useless for you to take it. If you get nowhere with your counselor, take it to the principal, then the schoolboard. Check out www.StudentPeaceAction.org or email SPAN@Peace-Action.org for more info and ideas. Call your local branch of the American Civil Liberties Union up and tell them the story, ask for their support and what your next steps should be.
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