New Mexico private school to start random drug testing of its students

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    Read more: New Mexico Private School To Start Random Drug Testing Of Its Students | Fox News

    "St. Michael’s will give our students an easy excuse to say ‘no’ when their peers pressure them to experiment.” Can't argue with that. Peer pressure is the biggest factor in teen drug use.

    Good idea?
     
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    I'm OK with it. I think I am more worried about alcohol use though.

    my kids went to a Catholic high school with a zero tolerance policy that seemed pretty traumatic to kids who got caught doing something but it certainly helped the others to stay in line.
     
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    Wow! You mean that private schools have drug problems too?
     
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    It doesn't matter if you or I think its a good idea.

    It's a PRIVATE school.

    It's not really any of our business.
     
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    yeah, it's a private school.
     
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    This happened when I was in high school. Sounds like Nazi propaganda to me, as well as a useless idea that accomplishes nothing.

    "But only wrong-doers need be worried, kids! Hyuck hyuck..."
     
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    It's a private school. If the parents don't like the policy then pull their kids out. It's their choice to be there. I wouldn't support this in the public schools.
     
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    Since it is a private school there is no issue here. If it was a public school then it becomes an issue. Because the next step is "Why not do random drug tests of the entire population?"
     
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    If the entire population was attending the same institution sure drug test everyone. The school has a duty to ALL of its students to protect them from SOME of the students.

    Parents who really don't care that their kids take drugs can just keep there kids in public school where it's tolerated.
     
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    Yes I realize this is a private school. But according to the article, it is the first. I could easily see others following suit, inc. charter schools. And I imagine test scores will rise. And then the stats will come out, and once again, the public schools will look even worse. I am anti-drug esp. when it comes to children. But I suspect the ACLU would never allow this in public schools.
     

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