Double Dog D.A.R.E.
I’m all for little kids avoiding the use of drugs and alcohol. Who isn’t? Yet a recent D.A.R.E. "graduation" ceremony at a public elementary school this week alarmed me. (The photo pictures law enforcement officials, a politician and school teachers.) The youth’s presentations were filled with exaggerations and misinformation. Isn’t there a significant risk of backlash in five years when the kids discover they’ve been fed half-truths by "the man"? Furthermore, should public schools even allow this sort of law enforcement indoctrination?