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Teachers at the NUT conference voted to stop military recruitment campaigns that promote pro-war "propaganda" to teenagers in schools. Delegates voted to back staff who resist armed forces recruitment drives, and called for "education for peace" to be embedded in the school curriculum.

The union called for a campaign to undermine efforts to enlist teenage recruits in an attempt to hasten the return of British troops from Iraq. A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said that recruitment did not glamorise war.

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