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    Filed at 8:24 pm under by dcobranchi

    OK, liberty.

    This is really depressing. The federal government is giving away $10M in tax dollars to schools to help them develop drug testing programs for the kids.

    “This grant will help prevent drug use among students by providing school districts with the funds needed to establish a student drug testing program, and thereby improve the climate for teaching and learning,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. “Students engaged in sports or extracurricular activities are often pressured to take drugs. The student drug testing program will provide students with another reason to say no to drug use.”

    Pottawatomie County v. Earls, the case which allowed the schools to test virtually every kid for no reason whatsoever, has to be one of the worst decisions in the last decade.

    Cross-posted from HEM.

    One Response to “YOUR MONEY AND YOUR LIFE”

    Comment by
    Chad Boudreau
    July 11th, 2005
    at 12:00 pm

    I really, really like that logic.
    Drug testing will make the environment better for learning.

    How do they come up with such a statement?
    drug testing reduces drug use.
    drug use inhibits students from learning
    drug testing improves learning.

    lol. what about the time lost to class for testing, the fear imposed by the climate of drug testing “what if I eat a poppy seed bagel, or if there is a mistake, or what about the drugs the doctor gave me?”

    I don’t know, when I was in school, they started testing students who were in after school programs, and as a result, I didn’t participate in after school programs. Is it just me, or do other people not like to be treated as if you have already been found guilty of a crime?

    OK, so finally.

    HOW much money are they going to be spending on this?
    couldn’t that be used in, I don’t know, this is a far reaching concept, education??