12 Programs And Policies That Messed Up An Entire Generation Of Kids

D.A.R.E. was basically a total flop.
12 Programs And Policies That Messed Up An Entire Generation Of Kids

It is an unfortunate truth that despite our best efforts, some of the programs we create to help children are doomed to fail. We may think that we are doing the right thing, but sometimes our ideas just don't work out. This list is a compilation of twelve programs that were meant to help kids, but ended up being massive failures. 

From the DARE anti-drug campaign, to the Trump administration's push for abstinence-only education, to the mistreatment of foster children in British Columbia, these twelve programs are a stark reminder that our efforts are not always successful. 

It is our hope that this list will serve as a cautionary tale for those who are looking to help children in the future. It is important to remember that even the best of intentions can lead to disastrous results. We must learn from our mistakes and strive to create more successful programs in the future.

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Abstinence-only: $100 million per year wasted.

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Lucy Calkins' program: Not enough practice.

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