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The paper addresses the system of drug testing in schools and illustrates the negative aspects of this practice. The paper explains that these include the legality and constitutionality of doing so, the actual accuracy of the testing and the methods used to test. The paper claims that drug testing is controversial and since the results of testing are so minimal, it seems that testing is simply a waste of time, energy, and district funds. The paper also maintains that it creates distrust in American youth and concludes that the money could be used in different, more effective ways in the education of our youth.
From the Paper:"Two relatively recent Supreme Court decisions relate to the constitutionality of drug testing in public schools. They are the Vernonia School District v. Acton ruled on in 1995, and the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls ruled on in 2002. These are references as Vernonia and Earls hereafter (Yacoubian, 2003). One ruling determined schools may drug test participants in school athletic programs (Vernonia), and the other determined schools may test participants in any school extracurricular activities, too (Earls). Thus, schools may test students who give up their free time for school activities, such as band members, cheerleaders, club members, and honor society members. The legal aspects are still being challenged, and their constitutionality, while upheld by the courts, is still questionable to many people."
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Drug Testing (2006, December 12) Retrieved July 27, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/argumentative-essay/drug-testing-75410/
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