Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Legalize Pot; Pt. II

In a practice eerily reminiscent of several totalitarian states of the past century, the D.A.R.E. program encourages children to rat out their parents. Because, as Bridget Magnus noted, nothing says "family values" like the state taking away the kids and dumping them into foster care.

As she also noted, the TSA's airport security program has been very good for Amtrak.

(Part I)


lisahgolden said...

Sophie went through the D.A.R.E. program and it was nothing short of brainwashing. I wouldn't have been surprised if she'd come home from school and announced that they'd waterboarded the kids to make them squeal on their parents.

BadTux said...

Yeah, this has been part of the DARE program for at least twenty years (shit, it's been twenty years since I was first a classroom teacher? Crap, I'm getting to be an old penguin!). It was bullshit then, it's bullshit now. And utterly, UTTERLY ineffective -- there is no -- ZERO -- difference in drug use rates between comparable schools that have DARE programs vs. schools which don't. But the program keeps police public affairs officers busy and off the streets, so it's wildly popular with police departments for some reason... huh, who woulda thought?

- Badtux the Former Teacher Penguin

Allan S said...

Remember the 'educational' film "Reefer Madness"? Even when I was In elementry school I called bullshit on that one...lol...Allan