DARE — To Keep Kids Off Drugs!
I had the shirt with the slogan splashed across the front in bright red letters.
I had the round black button that said the same thing.
I can still hear the stern voice repeating it in commercials.
Because in the fifth grade, I was a graduate of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program in a Texas school.
My husband, who’s from Massachusetts, also remembers going through the program when he was younger, and went on to be a DARE student teacher.
I reported on the program in today’s Oklahoman, and on the controversy over whether it’s effective.
Did you go through DARE? Did your children? Most importantly, do you think the program does what its name claims: help keep kids off drugs?