October 23rd, 2008
Join the debate! Whether you're from Dallas, Texas or not you can make your comments here: http://blog.peoplenewspapers.com/2008/10/23/to-screen-or-not-to-screen/ and don't forget to write to the school board too!
"Highland Park High School (Dallas, Texas) recently sent 9th grade parents an email announcing that they will once again conduct TeenScreen, a health screening program that could identify depression and other mental health issues. Parents must give their consent to allow their 9th grade child to go through the screening process. I know of one mother who is refusing to allow her son to take this test. Why would any parent deny their child an opportunity to get this screening which could possibly identify serious emotional issues?"