Sunday, April 09, 2006

A Lost Generation?

Eight students in one Massachusetts high school were arrested on drug charges the other day.

Ever since I was a young StudentWonk, I've been hearing about the "drug problem" in our schools. It seemed to get worse, then it got better, and now I'm seeing anecdotal evidence that it may be getting worse again.

Considering how schools are mandated to comply with
this organization's obsession emphasis on testing and "accountability," has the effort to educate kids about the dangers of illegal and addictive substances been put on the back-burner?

Are children being left behind in the name of Leaving No Child Behind?
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