Parents shocked by drug business used as math exercise

11/3/2003 | Seattle Times, The

During her school's anti-drug week campaign, math teacher Rebecca Sparks had her seventh grader students calculate the high cost of addiction to heroin and other illegal narcotics to impress upon them the economic impact of drug use. Assistant Superintendent Mitch Hovey at Lone Hill Middle School in San Dimas, Calif., said the administration should have done a better job informing the parents about the project.

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