About Pat Elder

Pat Elder pelder@studentprivacy.org is the Director of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy, www.studentprivacy.org an organization that works to prohibit the automatic release of student information to military recruiting services gathered through the administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) in high schools across the country.

Pentagon Data on Student Testing Program Rife with Errors and Contradictions

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Student Testing Program — We’re witnessing the institutionalization of a direct informational pipeline to the Military Entrance Processing Command.

Army Teaches Wrong Lesson in Nation’s High Schools

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Pat Elder: Historical evidence, statements by military leaders of the era show JROTC version of Hiroshima is misleading.

The Army Experience Center and the Development of a Warrior Caste

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There was no overall strategy in the shift, according to two recruiting insiders, except that a strident, jingoistic tone was adopted in communications from the command to recruiters.

Shutting Down the Army Experience Center

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Killing is fun — and life is cheap at the Army Experience Center at the Franklin Mills Mall in suburban Philadelphia. “This is so cool!” This is so cool!” The enthralled 13 year-old kept repeating as he squeezed rounds from his M-16, picking off “enemy combatants” while perched on a real Army Humvee. We’re in [...]

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