Gatwood, Trigg and others aren't asking schools to keep recruiters away entirely. Under the No Child Left Behind Act, schools have no choice, unless they want to forgo their federal funding.
So basically if I am reading this right and if the Journal is reporting right, under NCLB, any school that accepts federal funding is being forced to allow recruiters on campus to harass students, and harass they do!
I remember being in high school and what might as well have been harassment from the “local Army / Navy / What have you” recruiters assigned to my school (Cibola High School for the record). Hell they would call the house looking for my sister (when she was in high school) and I. I think at one point my mom told them to fuck off (in nicer language) and then hung up on them. I so would have loved to tell them that I was gay! LOL.
Now do not get me wrong, I support our troupes (even if I do not support their commander) but I think that schools should be about learning, not recruiting for what ever. And now we have federal legistration that requires that these people be let on to the campus where our youth are there to learn, what a load of crap!