ERIC Number: ED177385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-30
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Abuse in the New York City Schools. A Report of the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, House of Representatives, Ninety-Fifth Congress, Second Session (August 30-September 1, 1978).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The January 1977 hearing by the U.S. House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control mandated three days of further hearings in 1978. The focus was upon New York city schools, but reflected many similar situations in other urban school systems according to the committee's judgement. The committee also found that alcohol and marihuana usage (the "soft drugs") have become a recent trend, while PCP usage also made strong inroads; marihuana decriminalization was minconstrued as legalization; absenteeism was correlated with drug abuse; administrative control and awareness of the extent of absenteeism was lacking although state and federal aid were jeopardized by such absenteeism; re-entry of hardcore absentees was not attempted; drug intervention programs lacked standardization; teachers needed drug training; NIDA educational material was considered "virtually useless;" school administrators, drug program directors, and law enforcement officials failed to cooperate; drug activity and violence went unreported to avoid the appearance of poor management; security needed bolstering; no federal aid came directly to the school system for drug programs; the police failed to consider the problem in school serious because of the lack of reporting by the school system. The committee's recommendations are attached. (LS)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)