Random School Drug Tests
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This paper discusses the legal and ethical consideration of colleges demanding random drug tests of students in residence halls. The paper begins by discussing the legality and ethics of random drug tests in the workplace and then discusses if there are any additional considerations to take into account regarding the testing of college students. It concludes by discussing possible students' reactions to drug tests and the effectiveness of the testing.
From the Paper:"These restrictions were also for underage students, all of whom were minors, unlike college students who compose a mix of minors and adults. Also the students in question in the Supreme Court cases were participants in involuntary activities. Although the proposed regulation might be for a dormitory, to argue that for a residential college that requires all freshman live in a dorm unless they live at home and draws forth a student body from all areas of the country has a voluntary residence policy in the dorm is untrue and absurd. Most students have little choice whether they live in a test-free environment or not."
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