Pubdate: Fri, 10 Nov 2000
Date: 11/10/2000
Source: Tribune Review (PA)
Author: Ellen Herndon Atkins

Chief of Police Dorsch says he took great exception to the viewpoint
of James Bovard's article "DARE's Dying Gasp."

He says he gets a lump in his throat when he attends the DARE
graduation ceremonies and hears the students read their essays and
talk about how much they've learned from the DARE experience.

Well, I would like for Mr. Dorsch to follow up with those same
students about five years later.

According to my conversations with some of those students and the
information I've read, you'll find that some students feel they've
been given misinformation and they've developed a distrust of the same
policemen that taught the class.

Drug education needs to be taught in the home or in churches, not our
public schools. Use that time for reading, writing and arithmetic.

Ellen Herndon Atkins,
Mineral, VA


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