Thousands of Teens Are Being Pushed into the Army’s Junior ROTC

Author: Yuvi December 11, 2022 Thousands of Teens Are Being Pushed into the Army's Junior ROTC

Ms. Thomas said she and other students who were forced into JROTC often heard from recruiters who floated the idea of ​​signing up for the military to help pay for college. One of Ms. Thomas’s classmates joined the military, and Ms. Thomas filled out early recruiting paperwork one day, lured by the promises of recruiters visiting the school. But she was never serious, she said, and ultimately stuck to her plan to pursue a civilian career in health care.

Ms. Thomas, now a freshman in college, said she no longer responded to the recruiter, though she still heard from him.

“He still texts me today,” she said.

Schools with at least 75% enrollment in some grade of JROTC


Lanette City School District: Lanette High School; Mobile County Public Schools: Blount High School, LeFlore Magnet High School, Raines High School, Vigor High School, Williamson High School; Pike County Schools: Goshen High School, Pike County High School; Shelby County Schools: Vincent Middle High School


Los Angeles Unified: Los Angeles Senior High; San Diego Unified School District: Kearny Biomedical Science and Technology


Lee County Schools: Ida S. Baker High, Lehigh Senior High, Mariner High, Riverdale High; Polk County Schools: Ridge Community High


Atlanta: Best Academy


Chicago Public Schools: Bowen High School, Clark High School, Fenger High School, Harlan High School, Manley High School, Spree High School


Caddo Parish: Green Oaks, Woodlawn; East Baton Rouge: Bellaire High School, Northeast High School


Detroit Public Schools: Communication and Media Arts High School, Denby High School, Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern, Pershing High School

North Carolina

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Hawthorn Academy


Oklahoma City: Starr Spencer High School


Philadelphia: Martin Luther King High School


Memphis-Shelby County Schools: Hamilton High


Fort Worth Independent School District: Young Men’s Leadership Academy; Spring Independent School District: Spring High School 9th ​​Grade Center

Author: Yuvi

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11 December, 2022, 1:30 pm

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