Thursday, October 11, 2012

Origins of Red Ribbon Week - Oct, 23-31 in 2012

Historian Nancy Campbell traces the origin of Red Ribbon Week to its crusading religious roots in the 1950s. With such an ancient pedigree, it is no surprise that its messages are extreme, wildly popular among well-intentioned adults and beleaguered school administrators, a profitable product line of the manufacturers and distributors of campaign materials, and . . .of no demonstrated effectiveness.

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