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.
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.
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