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Military training at Portland Public Schools

Heads up everyone! My daughter, age 10, brought home a flyer from school saying that they were to have "educational training" in science, math, etc. at the Jackson Armory and Portland Air Base. Personally I think its the beginning of military indoctrination and sorting out children at an early age to be coroprate soldiers. To quote the flyer:

"STARBASE is a partnership between Portland Public Schools, and the Oregon National Guard. Congressional appropriations were avaliable through the Secretary of Defense for this innovative program as part of the National Guard's commitment. The Oregon National Guard is providing facilities at the Jackson Armory, Portland Air Base and volunteer Oregon National Guard personel to serve as guests speakers during five days of field experiences."

Personally I see Donald Rumsfeld funding soldiers to talk to my child as a red flag. How about you?
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