|| White House seeks drug testing for K-12 students
April 9, 2004
DENVER (AP) - The White House's Office on National Drug Control Policy is urging school districts to begin drug testing for athletes and students in other extracurricular activities.
The office's deputy director -- Mary Ann Solberg -- made a stop in Denver, saying students want a reason to say no, and drug testing would give them that reason.
The U.S. Supreme Court in two cases has said it's constitutional to randomly drug-test only students involved in after-school activities, but not the main student body.
Critics say testing students doesn't deter drug use and can undermine relationships between teachers and students. They say schools would be better off focusing on efforts to prevent drug and alcohol use.
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