Dissing D.A.R.E.: Education as Spectacle

Diane Nerwen, Les LeVeque

1997 | 00:06:00 | United States | English | Color |

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Activism, Youth/Childhood

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a hyper-war waged on over 20 million children in the United States. Despite overwhelming evidence of its educational ineffectiveness, D.A.R.E. has gained a religious following among educators and parents, and is the only federally-funded drug education program. D.A.R.E.'s imagistic and psychological assault is based on the presence of uniformed gun-toting police officers in the classroom. While grounded in the specificity of D.A.R.E., Dissing D.A.R.E.: Education As Spectacle is an allegorical rant about the cultural dominance of image over substance, hysteria over reason. 

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