Pro to the question "Is the D.A.R.E. Program Good for America's Kids (K-12)?"
"Today we commemorate Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), a program that has worked to educate children and protect them from these problems. National D.A.R.E. Day provides the opportunity to reflect upon the dangers of drugs, gangs, and violence and to emphasize efforts to combat these threats...
Today we honor D.A.R.E. for its important work. The efforts of D.A.R.E.'s instructors and supporters benefit our Nation's children and are deserving of praise and appreciation. D.A.R.E.'s renewed efforts to implement science-based programs and to strengthen partnerships among law enforcement, families, and their communities are particularly worthy of commendation. Through effective teaching methods and broad participation, D.A.R.E. can help ensure that every child in America enjoys the opportunities he or she deserves."
Presidential Proclamation for National D.A.R.E. Day, 2009, www.spoaccess.gov, Apr. 8, 2009
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to substance abuse prevention programs; top-level D.A.R.E. corporate officials; and top-level federal government officials significantly involved in substance abuse prevention programs and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
44th President of the United States, Jan. 20, 2009 - Jan. 20, 2017
Member, US Senate (D-IL), 2005-2008
Member, US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, 2005-2006
Member, Illinois State Senate, 1997-2004
Attorney, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, 1993-2004
Former Teacher, Constitutional Law, University of Chicago