Drug Testing Students
by Brian C. Bennett

So now the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that drug testing of students is an important part of dealing with the "epidemic" of teenage drug use. Too bad the tests don't detect the two main "drugs of choice" among these youngsters -- alcohol and tobacco. Too bad too that the tests (as with workplace drug testing) don't detect current impairment, thus have nothing to do with proving that a student has used drugs on school property.

The only thing this will teach students is that they should bone up on the history of the Third Reich.

Written Jun 28, 2002

Printed in Chicago Tribune Jul 10, 2002 -- Archive link

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