Con to the question "Is the D.A.R.E. Program Good for America's Kids (K-12)?"
"[I]f success were measured in the number of T-shirts given away or certificates handed out, D.A.R.E. would indeed be successful. But it's not...
There's got to be a better way to educate young people about the hazards of substance abuse, but as long as a high-profile pseudo-solution is available, there's little incentive to find out what might really work. And that's the sad part - especially for the kids this program ought to be helping."
"It's Time to Show D.A.R.E. the Door," Editorial, Chicago Tribune, Aug. 11, 1999
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