High School Drug Testing Argumentative Essay by RightRiters

High School Drug Testing
Examining arguments for and against testing of high school students for drugs and alcohol. Focus is placed on athletes at sporting events.
# 23375 | 2,514 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 21, 2003 in Education (Administration) , Sport (Players) , Law (General)

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This paper presents and discusses each side of the drug testing argument, showing that each has its good and bad points. The argument to have no drug testing and the argument to have random drug testing are discussed only briefly, since the paper argues that there can be only one 'right' answer to the drug testing question. The writer claims that in a public high school setting it is the school's right to test for drugs in its athletes if the students have been notified and the date of testing is known.

From the Paper:

"Recently, the debate over whether high school athletes could be tested for illegal drugs has gotten more heated. There are not two, but three sides to this tricky and complex argument. One side says that high school athletes should never be drug tested for any reason, one side says that high school athletes should be able to be drug tested at any time, based on the discretion of the teacher or coach, and one side says that scheduled drug testing of high school students should be acceptable but random testing should not be. Why the distinction between scheduled and random testing?"

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