Random Drug Testing in North Carolina Schools Research Paper by Nicky

An analysis of random drug testing policies and pattern of practice in North Carolina public high schools.
# 151320 | 23,770 words | 63 sources | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper discusses how suspicionless random student drug testing in public schools continues to be a resource many school districts have turned to in an effort to eradicated illicit drug from their institutions. The writer explains that parents, students, and some national organizations have fought this movement within the judicial system to no avail because the courts recognize the perceived problem by the nation as it pertains to drug use in the public school setting. The paper examines the legality and cost effectiveness of random drug testing policies and practices as a tool to deter drug use in public high schools in North Carolina as well as compare findings from a previous study conducted in Virginia in 2005. Several figures, graphs and tables are included in the paper.

Chapter 1: Identification of the Problem
Context of the Problem
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Research Questions
Limitations of the Study
Organization of the Study
Chapter 2: Literature Review .
Chapter 3: Research Design and Methodology
Research Questions
Conceptual Framework
Data Collection
Participant Selection
Data Collection Procedures
Data Analysis

From the Paper:

"Compared to teens at drug-free schools, teens at drug infested schools were 16 times likelier to use an illegal drug other than marijuana, 15 times more likely to abuse prescription drugs, six times more likely to get drunk at least once a month, five times more likely to use marijuana, and four times more likely to smoke cigarettes (The National Center, 2007). The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University concluded from their research that middle and high schools across the nation are infested with students using and distributing illegal drugs (The National Center, 2007). The researchers reported that eighty percent of the Nation's high school students and 44 percent of middle school students have personally witnessed some type of illegal drug activity on their school grounds. (The National Center, 2007) Further, it is stated and believed that substance abuse adds a cost of over $41 billion dollars a years to elementary and secondary education across the United Sates. (The National Center, 2007) "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Civil Liberties Union. ACLU drug testing cases across the nation. Factsheet 15 March 2002. http://www.aclu.org/DrugPolicy/DrugPolicy.cfm?ID=11001&c=79
  • Allensworth, D. D. & Kolbe, L. J. (2008). Executive summary. Journal of School Health, 78(2), 69-71.
  • Barrington, K. (2008). Voluntary, randomized, student drug-testing: Impact in a rural, low- income, community. Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education, 52(1), 47-49.
  • Black's law dictionary. (1991). St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co.
  • Board of Education of Independent School District No.92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls, 122 S. Ct. 2559 (2002).

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Random Drug Testing in North Carolina Schools (2012, May 31) Retrieved September 22, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/random-drug-testing-in-north-carolina-schools-151320/

MLA Format

"Random Drug Testing in North Carolina Schools" 31 May 2012. Web. 22 September. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/random-drug-testing-in-north-carolina-schools-151320/>