Jonah I Triebwasser (jonaht@JUNO.COM)
Sat, 20 Dec 1997 23:17:39 EST
The DARE program in our local school system is run by highly intelligent,
dedicated and articulate deputy sheriffs who have done a world of good
for many of our young people. I don't think we should condemn a
national-wide opinion based upon sensationalistic press reports, or
"studies" from unnamed sources.
Just one man's opinion.
YiS, Jonah Triebwasser, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 128
Boy Scouts of America Rhinebeck, New York, US of A
I used to be an Eagle; NEII-83
Troop Home page: http://www1.mhv.net/~jbrowne/troop128.htm
On Fri, 19 Dec 1997 17:46:17 EST WA Howland <WAHowland@aol.com> writes:
>Of course you can count DARE for the 2nd class req. We have for years.
>That said, you must know that it's a lousy program in most localities
>actually been associated with an INCREASE in drug use in its target
>since its inception. There was a big article on the above recently...
>Newsweek? Our local (Boston) paper? I forget..
>Ask yrself... seriously, howcum if there are so many DARE officers
>around in those snazzy customized patrol cars, then there is more drug
>alcohol use now than ever before? Studies show there is, you know.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City