Pubdate: Fri, 10 Nov 2000
Source: Tribune Review (PA)
Copyright: 2000 Tribune-Review Publishing Co.
Author: Ellen Herndon Atkins
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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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