I haven't been online all day, and I see Starlight's post is locked, but I have to say, programs like DARE are not required. And sex ed. needs parental consent, too. Also, don't forget public schools can and DO carry books about all sorts of subjects that students can check out and read. It's all out in the library, and not "required".
( I think we can all learn from each other in some way, and that's not to say a behavior/opinion has to change. Everyone is entitled to their own. Staying open minded does not translate to mean, "Well, you're conservative, so you're CLOSE minded" or vice versa. I wish the name calling and anger in general would end.)
(20 USC 1232h, 34 CFR 98), provide that (where federal money is involved, and much is given to D.A.R.E.), "no student shall be required...to submit without prior consent to psychiatric...treatment." "Psychiatric treatment" is defined as:
D.A.R.E. falls squarely within that definition, in that it is expressly aimed at "affecting" behaviors (resisting drug abuse), emotions (managing stress, building self esteem), and attitudes (abhoring drugs).