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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

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?


  • At 10:20 AM, Blogger Don't Need Anything said…

    oh man...i remember dare...the funny thing is that all the people i knew then (including myself) that went thru dare all ended up using drugs for a while. its the santa claus principle: sure the lies are harmless now but wouldnt you rather have not ever lied?


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