gasoline, or nitrous oxide to get high for the first time in the last year(qtd “The Truth About Inhalants"). 1 in 5 students use marijuana regularly, 18 percent of teenagers use tobacco products, 14 percent abuse prescription drugs(“Drug Facts”). To counter this, schools have began to adopt policies which require students who wish to join a club, play a sport, or do school activities to sign up for random drug tests. Its becoming very popular in middle schools, high schools, and colleges. Although many
Is public school drug testing really appropriate? Mandatory-Random Student Drug Testing (MRSDT) and school-based Suspicionless Random Drug Testing (SRDT) are two of many approaches that school districts could use to help prevent and lower the rates of drug and substance use (James-Burdumy 1). MRSDT was introduced in the late 1980’s when the United States Military created other programs to control substance use (James-Burdumy 1; Russell 169). The United States Department of Education’s Office of Safe
High school athletics are not only important to the students and teachers but to the communities as well. Getting together and tailgating at a Friday night football game is an event that can bring towns together. However, lives of high school athletes could be getting torn apart by drug and alcohol abuse. States have to deter students away from drug use somehow, and drug testing is the best way to get the job done ("Texas Set to Drug-Screen”). That is why many states have decided to start drug testing
Introduction: High schools and middle schools who offer competitive extracurricular activities, such as sports, clubs, or teams, have the option of drug testing students as part of their clearing process. Though not mandated by the state or even the government, some school districts believe it to be a needed criterion, on top of their physical and academic standing in order for students to participate. One such case, in which a school district required drug testing, lead to the court case of the
High schools and middle schools that offer competitive extracurricular, such as sports, clubs, or teams, required certain criteria before they let their students partake in said activity. While most schools request either a physical, average academic standings, or both, some school districts are implementing a third criteria, a drug test. Though not mandated by the government or even the state, some school districts believe it to be a crucial factor when determining the eligibility of a student.
Should Middle School Kids Be Drug Tested Say no to drugs! Goggle search said “Drugs are one of the top causes of teen deaths and suicides in the United States.” Drugs have been around for years and each year the death rates and suicide rates have increased dramatically especially in teen students. This is why it is very important that parents teach their kid at an early age about drugs. The Teachers and school staff are trying their best to teach the kids that drugs are not cool. The schools think
Random drug testing is starting to become more frequent in schools; especially towards student athletes. Schools have been drug testing student athletes since approximately 1995 and in 2002, the court made it a law that high school athletes must be drug tested. There are several testing methods that use hair, urine, oral fluids, and sweat. Urine testing is the most popular type of testing for drugs. The debate of drug testing student athletes is still on the rise amongst people. Supporters of drug
activities in both high school and middle school, such as sports, clubs, or teams, have the option of drug testing each students whom want to participate. Though not mandated by the state or even the government, some school districts incorporate drug tests as a part of their clearing process that the student must pass in order to participate. An example of a school district’s concern for their students backfired can be seen through the court case of Board of Education of Independent School District No.
Students in high school and middle school should have to take a drug test to be able to come to school and participate in school events. Drugs cause things from behavioral problems to mental problems. If a students was caught doing drugs the school would provide help for the student. The students would be able to focus on school and sports instead of drugs. With there being a drug test it would keep students from doing drugs because they would have to take a drug test and the student would get caught
years, the drug epidemic in America has become one of the biggest problems in today’s society. Now, it seems as if people are forgetting about the usual drug used by teenagers and adults which is marijuana. I believe that if schools start mandatory drug testing, this epidemic will go down, and drastically. According to the Indiana Prevention Resource Center, school based drug testing has been occurring for about three decades. It is proclaimed that it in fact is constitutional to drug test students