Dukakis Unveils Drug-Education Proposal
In one of his final proposals in the waning days of the 1988 election campaign, Gov. Michael S. Dukakis pledged last week to spend $400 million annually to help rid schools of drugs if elected President on Nov. 8.
The amount proposed by the Democratic nominee would represent an increase of about 60 percent over the level of funding for drug-education programs included in an anti-drug bill passed by the Congress last month.
Under his proposal, officials of schools receiving federal aid would have to sign "memorandums of understanding" with local authorities, outlining how student drug of4fenses would be handled.
Mr. Dukakis said that some $335 million would be used to expand existing school-based programs.
The Massachusetts Governor lost decisively in the "National Student/Parent Mock Election," held five days before the general election. His Republican rival, Vice President George Bush, garnered 59 percent of the more than 3 million votes cast, compared with Mr. Dukakis's 41 percent.
Mr. Bush received 477 of the 538 mock electoral votes in the program, sponsored by Time Magazine and other corporations.
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