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Thursday, May 23, 2002

duty calls

"For every college counselor at Roosevelt High, there are five military recruiters. "The recruiters prey on students who feel they have no other options: immigrant students trying to get citizenship, seniors lacking credits to graduate, and anyone who they can persuade that the army will train them for the real world," said Lester García, a Roosevelt graduate and youth organizer. Promises of money for college or citizenship are thrown out like candy."