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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 11, 2008

Fact Sheet: President Bush Has Improved The Lives Of America's Youth
Teen Drug Use Decreases 25 Percent Since 2001

     Fact sheet President Bush Participates in Meeting on Drug Use Reduction

“Over the past seven years we have worked to strengthen the public school system. In other words, we haven’t given up on public schools; quite the contrary, we’ve tried to help them succeed by passing the No Child Left Behind Act. … We’ve learned that scores for minority and poor students are reaching all-time highs in a number of areas.”

President George W. Bush (April 24, 2008)

Today, President Bush announced new data that demonstrates continued progress reducing drug availability and use since 2001. New youth drug use data from the Monitoring the Future Study showed continued reductions in overall youth drug use over the past seven years, and new law enforcement and workplace drug test data show a significant disruption in the cocaine market.

Helped Protect America’s Children

[The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act] may be the toughest piece of child-protection legislation in 25 years.”
“America’s Most Wanted” Host John Walsh (July 21, 2006)


Results of tests scores from the National Educational Assessment of Educational Progress Source:

Improved Education For Every American Child

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