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For many job applicants, whether the work involves driving trucks or answering phones, passing a drug test is a given.
That's not the case for Texas public school teachers.
The state does not require teachers to take drug tests before being hired, and local school districts aren't mandating the tests on their own.
Officials with several districts — including the Houston Independent School District, San Antonio ISD and Alief ISD — cited cost as one major reason they skip pre-employment drug screens for teachers.
But with the recent drug arrests of more than a dozen HISD employees, some advocates are calling on districts to revisit their hiring practices.
Originally posted by Chucktah
I do agree that random drug testing does impose, but at the same time, would you want someone who is responsible for teaching your children to be looking after them after a weekend coke binge?
We require cops, truck drivers, construction workers, and so on to submit to these test. Why not teachers?
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