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2006 House Bill 5696: Require school Ritalin/psychotropic drug policies
  1. Introduced by Rep. David Law (R) on February 16, 2006, to require the Department of Education to develop a model policy setting clear guidelines for school personnel regarding psychotropic medication for pupils (such as Ritalin). Schools would be required to adopt a policy based on this, and teachers or other school employees or officials would be prohibited from recommending the use of psychotropic drugs for any child. However school medical staff may recommend that a child be evaluated by an appropriate health care provider, who may consult with the school if the child's parent or guardian consents.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on February 16, 2006.

Comments

We Don't  by Anonymous Citizen on September 20, 2006 
have to drug our kids. The teachers want a bunch of little robots that are easy to control. If you have ever raised a normal boy (which is who they give most of these drugs to) then you will understand that it is normal for a boy to want to run and play for about 45 minutes out of every hour. The majority of teachers are women and don't understand this fact. This is why they want to drug, feminize and control the boys, it makes their job alot easier than trying to teach self control.

Dyslexia rates...  by Anonymous Citizen on September 19, 2006 
...are comparable among American, Japanese and Chinese children.

Dyslexia and ADHD/ADD  by Anonymous Citizen on September 19, 2006 
Your statistics regarding dyslexia and ADHD/ADD are high. Research suggests that 12-25% coexistance is a more accurate statistic. Additionally, the fact that our language is alphabetic in nature is not an underlying cause of dyslexia. There are dyslexic people all over the world regardless of whether their languages are alphabetic or logographic in nature.

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