Why We Test Students for Drugs

Brady, Lisa A.
April 2008
Education Digest;Apr2008, Vol. 73 Issue 8, p51
The article focuses on the essence of drug-testing programs for students in the U.S. It cites that the use of drugs and alcohol has decreased since the implementation of the programs, however, several people oppose the idea of testing students for drugs. It recommends that school districts should conduct a survey on students regarding the implementation to create a strong statement of need, which can be shared with students, parents and the community. Moreover, it discusses the drug-testing program at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, New Jersey.


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