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Careers in Homeland Security

What are our children learning? It’s an age old question – and sometimes, I worry, a trick one. In the U.S. state of Indiana, at least, the answer might be a little surprising.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has produced a big instructional program on “Careers in Homeland Security” for grades 9-12 (high school students, in other words; ages ~15-18). It’s… surprisingly comprehensive, to be honest. Oh, there’s some fluffy propaganda – “Do you have what it takes to be a SEAL?”, for instance – but it manages to cover a remarkably wide variety of subjects, some of which you wouldn’t necessarily expect to see in high school.
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