Last year Maryland Lawmakers passed a bill to deny military recruiters access to the ASVAB scores. This ill-advised law has eliminated opportunities for promising young graduates to receive educational assistance after scoring qualifying marks on the test that is uusally administered in the high school.
Recruiters only received the name of the student and their score previously, while wrongful testimony stated that recruiters received additional information.
Once a recruiter reviewed qualifying scores they would contact the school for contact information as allowed by federal law. Many of those who would have been contacted by recruiters to be offered the many benefits of military service are now being denied these opportunities.
Forrmer Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick opposed this law because it eliminated funding for education and work skills opportunities for many Maryland students.
Efforts are in place by military organizations to repeal these law.