Applied Scientology in Public Schools? - 1997-05-01
This was not true according to Ruth McKenna, chief deputy superintendent of the California state board. She responded, "It is not appropriate to imply that the department of education or the screening committee has approved the content.... Our concern is that they [[[:Category:ABLE|ABLE]]/Scientology] are using us and the process to imply impending approval" (Education Week, op. cit.).
This appears to be characteristic of Scientology's Applied Scholastics as they also made "unsubstantiated" claims about an earlier foray into California's public schools in the Compton district. Applied Scholastics' promotional material "made claims of remarkable success" but actually the school district officials canceled the programs (Los Angeles Times, June 27, 1990, p. A18).