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Reading, Writing and Military Recruitment?

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Reading, Writing and Military Recruitment?

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Reading, Writing and Military Recruitment?

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Chicago has the largest junior military reserve program in the country. A new high school, run in partnership with the U.S. Marines and the public school system, opened yesterday. Some activists complain that it's merely a front for recruiting kids early. Farai Chideya talks with Col. Rick Mills and parent Darlene Gramina.

Mills manages Chicago Public Schools' military academies and Junior ROTC. Gramina is the program director of the Truth in Recruitment Program. She has an eighth grader in Chicago's public school system.

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