Posts Tagged ‘Reserve Officers’ Training Corps’

JROTC Alternative Explored at San Francisco Board of Education

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

A new program, Student Emergency Response Volunteers (SERV), is being put forth as an alternative to Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) in San Francisco Schools.

Per Jane Kim, via Fog City Journal:

“Commissioners [Norman] Yee and I proposed this program so students can create emergency disaster plans for their families. They will learn CPR, first aid, and HAMM radio skills.”

Per popular District One Supervisorial candidate Eric Mar:

“This is a great example of real leadership opportunities we can provide to high school students to replace the military-run JROTC program as it is phased out.”

Eric Mar and Jane Kim speaking out yesterday.

JROTC remains popular with many parents – maybe they’ll see SERV as a viable alternative?

The Save JROTC Movement is Gaining Steam in San Francisco

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Those Friends of the JROTC have certainly been active lately. Watch San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom stand up for the program here, via KTVU’s Paul Chambers. And FOX News has a few thoughts on the matter as well.

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Steve Rhodes via Flickr (Like MasterCard, Mr Rhodes is everywhere you want to be.)

Are all those 13,600 signatures to Save JROTC going to pass muster?