Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at LeMoyne College
Con to the question "Is the D.A.R.E. Program Good for America's Kids (K-12)?"
"Scientific research of the [D.A.R.E] program provides information needed to assess its benefits. Many evaluations, however, show a neutral or negative effect of the D.A.R.E. program. (As a result, D.A.R.E. is no longer included on the list of approved programs, based on the 'principles of effectiveness' by the U.S. Department of Education.) The evaluations that have been done suggest that the students and the community are receiving no measurable benefit from participation in the program. From an economic perspective, this suggests that the program should be discontinued because it is costly, ineffective, and possibly counterproductive."
"A New Study Finds... We Wasted Billions on D.A.R.E.," ReconsiDer Quarterly, Winter 2001-2002
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to substance abuse prevention programs. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to substance abuse prevention programs.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, LeMoyne College