Should the military be promoted in schools?
“The army careers advisers who operate in schools are skilled salesmen.” Head of Army recruitment strategy, quoted in New Statesman, 2007
The armed forces have a growing involvement in secondary schools, colleges and even primary schools. While the Army, Navy and RAF have long run activities in schools as part of the Ministry of Defence’s Youth Engagement programme, the Department for Education promotes ‘military ethos’ within education, and parts of the armed forces, along with the arms industry, are developing their involvement with curriculum provision and sponsorship of education institutions.
This A4 leaflet (updated 2017) outlines the issue and what the concerns are.