Created in 1983 under the direction of former Los Angeles Police chief Daryl Gates, D.A.R.E. exploded, when it first latched on to Nancy Reagan’s relentlessly sunny and perversely simplistic "Just say No" campaign, it promised to be the answer to the nations teenage drug program.
The DARE program simply is not about education, I doubt that anyone could seriously defend the content of the DARE program in a scientific fashion and I don't feel it serves any other purpose other than simple indoctrination. The DARE Program presents a grossly oversimplified and pretty much inaccurate picture of the causes and cures of drug abuse. For too long Saratoga Springs Police policies have been driven by mindless adherence to a wasteful, ineffective, feel-good programs. However,Saratogians are no longer gullible.
The cities local rag the Saratogian might have blasted the banner headline today “Budget cuts kill D.A.R.E.”
But what really killed D.A.R.E. was common sense. No longer will the citizens of