Con to the question "Is the D.A.R.E. Program Good for America's Kids (K-12)?"
"I was - and still am - convinced that the American people had been badly betrayed. D.A.R.E. had created, through its public relations efforts, including t-shirts and bumper stickers and such, the sense, among the public, that we were really doing something by utilizing D.A.R.E. in our public schools to reduce long-term drug use in our public schools. The net result has been lost and ruined lives, many of which could have been saved through the utilization of effective drug prevention programs. I'm not simply against D.A.R.E.; I'm for effective programs."
"Mayor Rocky Anderson Talks about What It's Like to... Drop the D.A.R.E. Program," ReconsiDer Quarterly, Winter 2001-2002