Nanette Asimov @NanetteAsimov Jan 23I hear Scientology's #Narconon is back in CA #schools, tho banned after @SFGate stories http://bit.ly/1eh39j1 & http://bit.ly/1jFofwq
About this AuthorNanette 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.
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.aspState Superintendent Jack O'Connell urged all California schools to drop the Narconon antidrug education program as a result of this report.