Camp Pendleton hosts local educators for boot camp
Monday, July 30, 2012, 4:25:42 PM
High school teachers and other educators may be used to military recruiters coming to their schools, but they might not know what it is like to be recruited. However, California high school educators can now say they know what it's like, after a handful of teachers, guidance counselors and administrators participated in a boot camp program at Camp Pendleton
and Miramar Marine Corps Air Station recently, The Associated Press reports.
The four-day trip brought educators from Los Angeles and Sacramento to the recruiting depot in San Diego, where they were yelled at by a drill instructor, watched recruits training and toured Camp Pendleton and Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, the news outlet reports. The participants also had a chance to talk with recruits, enlisted Marines and senior officers.
The aim of the program was to educate teachers and guidance counselors so they could potentially recommend it to their students, the Los Angeles Times reports. The program was also held as a counterbalance to the opposition of recruitment of high school students that has become commonplace in the schools.
The Times reports that some teachers have launched "counter recruiting" efforts at schools, warning students of the physical danger and other risks that come with military service. The Marine Corps hopes that these "educator workshops" will balance this military hostility.
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