High School Drug Testing

— NPR's Cheryl Devall reports that the public school system in Dade County, Florida, has decided to begin random drug testing of high school students. Parents would be required to sign consent forms before their child could be tested. The program is voluntary, but critics worry that if the tests become mandatory, the rights of the students might be violated. The 200- thousand dollar program is scheduled to begin in January and will be evaluated after a year.

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