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    Filed at 10:25 am under by dcobranchi

    I ask because the exodus from the g-schools is about to accelerate:

    In an announcement today, the Safe and Drug-Free Schools program in the U.S. Department of Education said that beginning this fiscal year, it will give priority to grant proposals that include testing of students for drug use. “We intend for these priorities to increase the use of drug testing as a means to deter student drug use,” the announcement said. The proposed priority would give federal assistance to eligible applicants to “develop and implement, or expand, school-based random or voluntary drug-testing programs for students in one or more grades 6 through 12.”

    Come on, pharaoh — chase my people out.


    Comment by
    Brian Sassaman
    April 22nd, 2005
    at 12:50 pm



    Who are the people who think of this. The DoE must be dismantled.

    Comment by
    Karen E
    April 22nd, 2005
    at 1:35 pm

    These “officials” need to consider the time it takes to test students. Anybody who saw the PBS documentary about what went on in Texas when one parent fought random testing knows kids were sometimes sitting out two class periods waiting to “go,” drinking water and goofing off. How many people who support this for kids would want to take time out of their day to be tested? Drug testing, body mass index programs, scoliosis screenings, SWISH, endless fundraisers and assemblies – learning has been pushed onto the back burner along with the presumption of innocence and basic civil rights.

    Comment by
    Tori in Texas
    April 22nd, 2005
    at 2:11 pm

    And just what happens if the kid tests positive? Are they gonna kick him out? That really is NOT going to help homeschoolers at all, especially those of us homeschooling highschoolers. “So, you homeschool for high school, huh? What kind of drug did they find in your system?”

    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    April 25th, 2005
    at 9:52 am

    On the other hand, do you think the schools would be careful who they test to prevent losing state/federal funding due to an expulsion?

    Nope, they will have to test everyone to make it “fair”. Probably create/hire certified drug rehabilitation counselors, etc.