I D.A.R.E. you!

7/31/2008:

Here’s another shining example of how the city just doesn’t pay attention.

This sign on 4th Street is what, 10 years old?

Funny thing is, our “Tree City USA” sign a couple blocks away gets promptly updated!

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rag246
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rag246

Drugs Are Really Exciting!

Thanks, here all week, try the veals.

Mama Luke
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1992 – Indiana University Researchers at Indiana University, commissioned by Indiana school officials in 1992, found that those who completed the D.A.R.E. program subsequently had significantly higher rates of hallucinogenic drug use than those not exposed to the program.[9] 1994 – National Institute of Justice Other researchers found D.A.R.E. to be counterproductive in 1994.[10] In 1994, the National Institute of Justice published a summary[11] of a study conducted by the Research Triangle Institute.[12] The study suggested that D.A.R.E. would benefit from a revised curriculum. This was launched in the fall of 1994. After the 1994 Research Triangle Institute study,[12][11] an article in the New Times Los Angeles stated that the “organization spent $41,000 to try to prevent widespread distribution of the RTI report and started legal action aimed at squelching the study.”[13] The director of publication of the American Journal of Public Health told USA Today that “D.A.R.E. has tried to interfere with the publication of this. They tried to intimidate us.”[14] After reporter Dennis Cauchon published a story questioning the effectiveness of D.A.R.E. in USA Today, he received letters from classrooms around the country, all addressed to “Dear D.A.R.E.-basher,” and all using nearly identical language.[14] 1995 – California Department of Education In 1995, a report to the California Department of Education by Joel Brown Ph. D. stated that none of California’s drug education programs worked, including D.A.R.E. “California’s drug education programs, D.A.R.E. being the largest of them, simply don’t work. More than 40 percent of the students told researchers… Read more »
nacholibre
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nacholibre

I always thought it seemed wasteful when you see some sign on 95 with “X STATE welcomes you, JOE SCHMO, Governor”. I always wondered how much the states pay to redo those signs, along with their letterhead every election. Then I came to NNJ where every municipal sign, vehicle and building is adorned with not only the mayor’s name, but some random director of whatever dept. Seems like a massive publicly funded name recognition campaign….which sadly, probably works. Hopefully any reformer candidates will change the status quo and realize they are not (a) celebrities or (b) taxpayer subsidized P.R. clients and stop the subliminal pandering. 8)

Holygoof
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Holygoof

Don’t confuse being oblivious with being apathetic.

plaintruthiness
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plaintruthiness

[quote comment=”96746″]D.A.R.E. is a billion dollar federally funded program that shows no effect of lowering drug use or violence. Its a “feel good” program that collects no statistical data on its success. In 2001 the Surgeon General placed it on the “DOES NOT WORK” list. Many school districts have dropped the program. It is the perfect program for Hoboken – you take the money, do whatever you want with it, and don’t have to show anything for it. They probably received money for a new sign, but hey, who’s checking up on it.[/quote]
I doubt the Feds sent money for a new sign. It is not the Fed’s fault that Hoboken Muni Ordinance 482.2a reads that every sign that says “Hoboken” must have the current mayor’s and associated department head’s names plastered on it for pure egotistical enjoyment. Every sign, building, park, vehicle, landmark. Sign painters need to make a living off us too you know. I D.A.R.E. you to not look up that code. :mrgreen:

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