In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
barb <email@example.com> wrote:
>When state schools Superintendent Jack O'Connell heard about
>the Narconon program, he ordered a probe to evaluate the content
>and accuracy of their presentations. The evaluation was completed
>in October of this year.
Unfortunately, this is incorrect. It's based on a mistaken posting I made. I later posted a correction.
There were TWO evaluations of Narconon ordered. One by SFUSD, and one by the state.
The SFUSD evaluation, directed by Steve Heilig of the San Francisco Medical Society, is the one that was completed on October 2. Heilig consulted five experts on drug abuse, and their scathing comments were reproduced in a letter from Helig to Trish Bascom of the SFUSD School Health Programs Department. Nanette Asimov's article in the SF Chronicle quotes from this letter. I obtained a copy of Heilig's letter through an Open Records Act request, and will be webbing it very soon.
The second evaluation, to be done by a state task force at the request of Jack O'Connell, hasn't even begun yet, because Narconon has not supplied the requested materials describing their program. (Narconon keeps promising to send the stuff, but somehow, they don't get around to it. I guess the prospect of yet another round of public humiliation is unappealing.)
So the state-level shoe has yet to drop. When it does, I expect we'll see another great Chronicle article from Ms. Asimov.
Meanwhile, let's turn our attention to Boston. What is Narconon doing in the Boston schools? Any SPs in the Boston area want to make some inquiries?
-- Dave Touretzky: "Don't try to wash it off. It's ruined now." http://www.Stop-Narconon.org http://Narconon-Exposed.org