Thursday, September 9, 2010

Drugs in School

Senator John Tassoni wrote in a commentary Sep. 9 in the Providence Journal that we need to bring a "recovery high school" to Rhode Island to help students avoid falling back into drugs in regular high school.

I agree with the senator that it's time to fight back against the prevalence of drugs in schools but setting up yet another school system for ex-addicts seems more like avoiding the root problem rather than facing it.

Maybe we would do better to revisit our drug policy and the consequences of bringing drugs to school in the first place.