Every school has one. They make adjudications as to what is going on with you and prescribe drugs to make you less aware of your surroundings. If it is a beautiful spring day and your mind wanders, they will give you a label with letters instead of words. ADD, ADHD and all that nonsense. With the label comes the intensive testing and with the intensive testing comes the prescriptions. Once the cycle begins, it goes to an inevitable conclusion and then you're sunk.
Which brings us to: Child Drugging:
Ritalin is amphetamine, a drug. It changes how you behave. In children, it makes you quiet and manageable. Good for the teacher in the overcrowded classroom, bad for the child. Young adults applying for military service who are found to have a Ritalin history are often refused because they cannot take orders or be trusted with a weapon. What does that do for the child's chances of a CEO position, a teaching credential or public office? Each time a drug is revealed to do more harm than good, it is pulled, repackaged, renamed and put out as a new, improved product. Psychiatrists give drugs to children, often without parental consent. Schools get a stipend for each child on drugs. Every school shooting involved the shooter being on prescription drugs and under the care of a psychiatrist. Do I have to go on?
It is my understanding that there is more peer pressure today than in my school years for a child to engage in harmful activities. The pressure to have premature sex, to take street drugs (or prescription drugs for recreation) or to join gangs and engage in criminal activities is higher today than ever, or so I am lead to believe. Peer pressure was a bitch in the late 40's and 50's; imagine what it is