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Offline ethercat

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Narconon getting back into California schools?
« on: January 26, 2014, 16:57 »
Nanette Asimov tweeted:
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Nanette Asimov ‏@NanetteAsimov Jan 23

I hear Scientology's #Narconon is back in CA #schools, tho banned after @SFGate stories http://bit.ly/1eh39j1  & http://bit.ly/1jFofwq

For any who don't know who Nanette Asimov is, she is a journalist who was instrumental in getting Narconon removed from the schools in California back in the mid-2000s.  The bit.ly links above go to her stories, as do these longer links:
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Scientology-link-to-public-schools-As-early-as-2715253.php
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/What-Narconon-tells-students-2750699.php

It's bad to hear they're getting back in the schools there - can anyone get any more information?
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Re: Narconon getting back into California schools?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 19:33 »
I think she's also the niece of Isaac Asimov, which officially makes her one of the greatest people in the world.

Her uncle never confused sci-fi with religion.

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Re: Narconon getting back into California schools?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 10:21 »
Yes, she is. Her father Stanley was Isaac's brother
http://www.asimovonline.com/asimov_FAQ.html

She's a real hero in my book and I'm glad she's keeping her eye out for the snake

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Nanette Asimov writes about higher education for The San Francisco Chronicle, covering the University of California, California State University, community colleges and private universities. Readers will discover how taxpayer money is spent, what students and university leaders are up to, and what's next for college-aged students. Until 2009, Nanette covered K-12 education for 20 years. Her stories led to changes in state law on charter school finance, prompted a ban on Scientology in California public schools, and exposed cheating and censorship in testing. A past president of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter, Nanette has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.

She is a 10-time winner of the John Swett Award for Education Reporting and has received numerous other awards including: 1st Place, Beat Reporting, Press Club of the East Bay; 1st Place, Feature Writing, CA Newspaper Publishers Association and 2nd Place, Freedom of Information Award: CA Newspaper Publishers Association.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/author/nanette-asimov/
I am a volunteer advocate for victims of the Narconon scam. I am a former scientologist. I post anonymously. Mary McConnell is my long time nom de plume. Feel free to contact me for assistance in righting the wrongs.

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Re: Narconon getting back into California schools?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 20:07 »
I'm not sure if this was what Nan was tweeting about, but here's some more info about California:
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?34701-Los-Altos-High-School-promoting-Narconon-and-Scientology
https://forums.whyweprotest.net/community/threads/naronon-at-los-altos-high-school-tonight.116521/

Good to see some people have written.  Rod Keller, a long-time critic and activist, had made a comment on the high school's Facebook page, and was subsequently banned from the page.  Here's what he posted there:
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The California Healthy Kids Resource Center has determined that Narconon is inappropriate for use in California Public Schools due to providing inaccurate and misleading information.

See http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/at/narcononevaluation.asp

State Superintendent Jack O'Connell urged all California schools to drop the Narconon antidrug education program as a result of this report.

Edit:
More info in this thread, including a list of articles related to Nan's work and some recent posts (2014) about activity in schools:
https://forums.whyweprotest.net/community/threads/link-to-official-report-and-sfgate-articles-that-got-narconon-booted-from-california-schools.95651/
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Re: Narconon getting back into California schools?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2014, 16:16 »
Those schools need to see this video:
http://rutube.ru/video/embed/6337498

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Re: Narconon getting back into California schools?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2014, 13:34 »
Nanette Asimov has a new article in the SFGate regarding $cienologies latest attempts to infiltrate California schools:

http://www.sfgate.com/education/article/Narconon-Misleading-antidrug-program-back-in-5504351.php

The comments are interesting in how few 'socks' are there. The story's also being picked up by other local news outlets.
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