Thursday, March 24, 2011

Indictment revives debate over drug testing for high school students, athletes

CT Post (Danbury, CT) March 20, 2011

"The indictment last Tuesday of suspected drug ring members who reportedly sold anabolic steroids to Danbury area high school students brings the debate over student drug testing into the spotlight. However, it doesn't answer the big question: Is testing students for drug use the right thing to do?
The answer is clouded by cost concerns, uncertainty over effectiveness and privacy issues.
Proponents say testing's value is in deterring drug use, and that in spite of the few positive test results so far, there's no way to measure the number of students who avoid drugs because of testing." Read more

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