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DARE Program Canceled
DARE Program Canceled

AIR DATE: September 6, 2012

Valley school kids will no longer be attending DARE classes this year. Thanks to budget cuts, Metro suspended the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to send those officers back on patrol. But, district officials are now working to format their own version of the program in an attempt to educate kids about the dangers of drugs.
Capt. Ken Young, CCSD Police
Jodi S. Joyce, Coordinator, CCSD's Safe and Drug-Free Schools


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    I took dare in fifth grade. I didn't even know about drugs until dare showed me. Than in 7th grade it was all downhill from there :). Dare program i think is pretty useless its like kids that go to catholic school. They end up being the biggest drug addicts. Why? the more you tell kids not to do something the more it drives them to do it. What they should do is keep it real and SHOW the kids what drugs have done to people instead of just saying "don't do it cuz you'll get in trouble and its bad".
    andyJun 18, 2013 21:36:53 PM
    "...look forward to the tax savings." No tax savings, just money spent somewhere else... but not really somewhere else either, since CCSDPD will be doing the same basic program. So, money exactly the same and just a different color uniform in the classroom.
    Pete FlappertonSep 7, 2012 12:34:49 PM
    One time I pee'd in that guys gas tank!
    Adam SandlerSep 7, 2012 12:29:13 PM
    Once again, when money runs short, education suffers. Different circumstances, but ALWAYS the same result: less for our children and their future.
    Jim in HendersonSep 6, 2012 09:21:46 AM
    This program was indoctrination, not education. It's uselessness was proven in numerous studies a decade ago.
    Ed UehlingSep 6, 2012 10:49:25 AM
    Couldn't the DARE program be run with the help of volunteers? Does it have to be a taxpayer paid program?
    Gina WilliamsSep 6, 2012 09:15:06 AM
    Every study I'm aware of shows hands down that in the end, there is absolutely no difference between students on DARE and those not exposed to it. So, even though some folks might intuit that it clearly must be a useful thing to to, it simply is *not*. I say good riddance to a useless "feel good" program, and look forward to the tax savings.
    Tom HurstSep 5, 2012 13:54:19 PM
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