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Narconon Offers Healthy Choices

June 28, 2004

Re "Schools Bar Anti-Drug Program," June 24: For the past four years, my seventh-grade health classes have been incredibly fortunate to have Narconon presentations as part of their drug prevention education. I am selective with my guest presentations, and I was shocked to read that Narconon presenters may use these prevention programs as a forum to spread the teachings of Scientology.

All of the information presented by Narconon in my classroom has been accurate, fact-based drug education. There has never been any mention of Scientology in the 48 presentations I've overseen. Proselytizing does not belong in public education, and I certainly would not allow it in my classroom.

The reality is that the presentations are excellent and engaging for the students. I am especially pleased each time by the positive feedback my students give. I know that Narconon's presentations help my students make healthier choices related to drug use. I hope the L.A. Unified School District will not dismiss the value of Narconon's anti-drug programs because of inaccurate misinformation.

Kent Monteleone

Pasadena

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