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Originally posted by cryptorsa1001
Now a few years from now anyone busted for drugs would have to submit to drug tests in order to remain in school. That type of incremental advances towards their goal will eventually get them there.
I am against this type of policy but if you were in the government and wanted to reduce illegal drug abuse don't you think mandatory drug testing in schools would have a profound reduction in illegal drug use?
I really must agree. My daughter is also likewise engaged in Track, drama and 4-H after school. By the time she is finished with practice, dinner and homework she is way too tired to even think about getting into trouble. The kids involved with after school activities such as drama and sports or part-time jobs have made the decision to for the most part pursue a healthy lifestyle. Why single them out? Here's an idea; instead of trying to catch kids doing wrong how about encouraging healthy activities and catch them doing right providing positive reenforcement. Sure this approach make cause us adults a little extra work but wow the payoff. Let's have a little more faith in our kids most of them will make good choices and be productive citizens.
Originally posted by alphacenturi
Sorry, don't mean to go on but does anybody not notice that the article seems to be focused on drug testing for the students who engage in after school activity. I stress this because it would seem that these kids having already made a decision by choosing activities after school, ( choir, band, sports, music, etc.) have already chosen a path that is not reflective of drug use.
It just seems a little strange to focus on kids that already have alternative outlets.
Although the article states mandatory testing for students, why are these particular groups of students being centered out instead of students who otherwise engage in no activities after school?
Originally posted by DaFunk13
How bouts we spend that money to bust the people making meth and crack? Whadabout we worry about the people selling this to our kids, rather than seeking to incriminate kids for doing what kids do...experiment. Drug testing in a school is like criminal trials in jail. They show up for school...what more do you want?