I was shocked to read that Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools had signed on with Foundation for a Drug Free World for a new drug education curriculum. The Foundation for a Drug Free World is a non-profit arm of the Church of Scientology. It is not conspiracy theory, or salacious news grabbing tactics. It is fact.
This is not a “let’s bash CMS” blog entry. I live here, I plan to have children here – I’m for building CMS up, not tearing it down. Which is exactly why I hope they reconsider their partnership with this organization.
I won’t comment or pass judgment on Scientology in specific. But I will say that it should be alarming to the school system – and its parents – that an organization that goes to great lengths to conceal its origin, and therefore its agenda, is going to be a channel of information to children.
CMS – please reconsider implementing a drug prevention program funded and run by a religious organization that is consumed with recruiting and surrounded with flaming red flags. Especially when there are so many other good programs to choose from.