posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:41 AM
My 15 yr. old son came home yesterday and told me the ASVAB is mandatory. He's only a Sophomore in school! How can they make this test mandatory and
not give students the right to choose? Anyway, I was pissed, because I don't want any information on my son going to the DOD.
I called the superintendent and notified him that I wasn't giving permission for my son to take the test. This is an issue of a student's right to
privacy and I think they should have a choice in the matter. It's not right to force this on students and then have recruiters calling them when they
aren't even out of high school.
Also, if a student does poorly on the test and wants to go into the military, they are placed according to their test scores. Many schools have made
the test mandatory, but I know Maryland fought against it and no longer give the test.