Students need to also understand that there is no punishment, it tested positive the results are not sent to colleges or law enforcement.
The sole purpose of drug testing is to help the student get a better idea on drug education and counseling.
The newfound interest in student drug testing may be as a result of recent polls, which have shown an increase in drug use among high school students.
Many teachers, parents, and members of school comities are for the drug testing, while most students and some parents feel that this would be a violation of students rights as Americans, which is true.
As far as helping the students goes it is much easier to teach the students about drugs when it is known which students are doing them or have tried them.
Time will not have to be wasted by explaining, "why drugs should not be taken" to a student that is taking them wile they could focus on treatment to deter the student from taking them.For example after two years of drug testing Hunterdon Central Regional High School in New Jersey, the school experienced in decline in 20 of the 28 categories of drug use in the whole student population.Many students don't have to worry about feeling embarrassed as well since all information will be kept strictly confidential.The instrument was sent to 276 middle school students, 307 elementary students, but only 37 K-8 school administrators responded and were examined regarding these programs and analyzed how the years of experience and knowledge of drug education policy affects their perceptions of these programs.The study investigated perceptions of these school administrators on the implementation of random drug testing as a means to combat the problem of juvenile drug use.All information is reviewed by a physician who is medically trained in the field so no false accusations can be made.Aside from feeling that it's an invasion of privacy at one point or another a urine sample will be made, whether it be in a doctor's office, or applying for a job.Descriptive analysis revealed that these school administrators find the current used program to be effective and the response to implementing random drug testing in schools was not positive.The perception of the school officials are instrumental in shaping drug policy in the education sector and can affect the formulation of policies to address the problems created by juvenile drug use.Pro Quest is not responsible for the content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system.in some cases, the file type may be unknown or may be a file. Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the supplemental files is subject to the Pro Quest Terms and Conditions of use.