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Originally posted by redhead57
IF we are going to test then we should test everyone!
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?
Originally posted by Flighty
Marijuana and other illicit drugs are ILLEGAL.
Originally posted by The Nighthawk
Am I the only one who finds it ironic that a website full of would-be "freedom fighters" and anti-tax, pro-gun, pro-individual-rights folks is also full of anti-drug, anti-working-class zealots who support employers' rights to run the lives of their hapless wage-slaves? And that in many cases, these people are one and the same?
Originally posted by wdkirk
Drugs, such as the common street drugs we are discussing, are illegal in the US. Also, taking presciption drugs without a legal presciption...such as presciption pain meds....is also illegal in the US. (this for all the "pain killer" that find their way across the borders).
Teachers - call it what you want - invasion of privacy...etc.
The drugs being discussed are illegal in the US. If they were legal, this would be a boring discussion.
One question people will ask is:
How long will it take before you need a quick hit/fix/drink before going to teach in the morning or even while at work? Who will it hurt? You'll be fine. You promise. You just need to unwind a little, you know, take the edge off. You're in control, remember? You can stop.
* Yes, politicians should be drug screened.
* Yes, all of the PUBLIC school faculty and staff, bus drivers, janitors, lunch ladies...principals.....PUBLIC school employees should be tested.
* Yes, you should be made aware before taking the job at the specific school that you will be tested prior to getting the job and that there will be random drug screens during your career there. If you test positive, the school should offer assistance to help you stop taking drugs. (my place of work does). This would help you retain your job.
My 2 cents.