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Alexandria, VA

#22 Oct 4, 2012
GBA wrote:
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Here's a good reason to test teachers:
A Philadelphia high school teacher is under investigation after she reportedly ordered a student to take off a t-shirt supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and compared the shirt to a Ku Klux Klan sheet.
What is a drug test going to sort out there? His parents should do what I did after a teacher told my daughter's class that 9/11 was a Bush conspiracy shortly after the attacks. When I got done with the principal I felt certain that idiot would stick to the curriculum and keep his opinions to himself.

Alexandria, VA

#23 Oct 4, 2012
CheechNChong wrote:
Not a teacher by any chance are you?
Here is a reason- If my child is to be taught, coached, tutored, or supervised outside of the "normal" scholastic setting, I think the community has the right to know those people are not druggies. Then maybe we wouldn't have as many teachers molesting students, selling drugs, turning tricks, etc. Yes, these have all happened locally.
Another reason that apparently you haven't been able to pick up on, is that both the student and the teacher should/could be tested only if they are involved in outside activities. A regular contract teacher would have no reason to be tested, just as a regular student wouldn't be tested. But once both are out of the classroom, I think both should be tested or neither should be tested.
I really don't undertstand the pushback on the idea.
Nice try but no I am not a teacher. In fact I have been subject to drug testing for my work my entire adult life.

The teacher is still on a contract when performing the extra curricular duties. You think drug testing would have stopped the teacher in Bellefontaine from turning tricks she set up on the schools computers or the guys and gals having improper relations with students? That has happened at the Lake, Triad and Bellefontaine. Not once did I hear anyone say their actions were a result of taking drugs. Are you going to drug test the coaches who aren't employed by the schools full time and the only thing they do for the schools is coach? Who is going to pay for the testing? It isn't cheap. What are you going to do to those that test positive? Fire them? You again end with if one is tested they both should be tested. Again I say they are not equals.

Bellefontaine, OH

#24 Oct 4, 2012
The drug test may not stop those things from happening, but it may be a trip wire that could help catch someone before their problem gets worse. Many of the stories nationwide of these types of crimes against children do have an alcohol or drug component.

As for your other points-

1) Drug test non-employee coaches? yes
2) Schools can pay for the testing. They do for the students.
3)The schools would need to develop a policy covering what happens if a teacher/coach tests positive. They have one for kids, shouldn't be that hard.

You are correct about them not being equals. It is much more important that the teachers be drug tested than the children.

Oh, and the new policy for the teachers should be a 24/7/365 policy for the length of their career. Just as it is for students.Alcohol during not school hours/events would not be tested for as it is legal.

Lima, OH

#25 Oct 4, 2012
Marijuana smoking going on in a High School? I'm flabbergasted! Our society is crumbling! This never happened in the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's or early 00's!!! NEVER!!!!
Give me a break.

Saint Marys, OH

#26 Oct 4, 2012
HerpDerp wrote:
Marijuana smoking going on in a High School? I'm flabbergasted! Our society is crumbling! This never happened in the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's or early 00's!!! NEVER!!!!
Give me a break.
California dreaming no doubt?
Just Me

Bellefontaine, OH

#27 Oct 4, 2012
I really don't see how drug testing athletes exclusively would solve anything. Aren't sports a way to keep kids busy so that they stay out of trouble? Drug testing athletes only would keep some kids off the playing field and on the streets, where they could REALLY get into some trouble!

If they're going to drug test, it should be random and across the board. At least that would give ALL students a reason to stay clean. Testing athletes exclusively might keep a kid who might otherwise be in trouble from playing.

I'd rather see a busy pot smoker making an effort than an idle one!
allgoodnamesaret aken

Cardington, OH

#28 Oct 4, 2012
Ironbutterfly wrote:
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And I think that anyone who posts anything on Topix about school kids is a ball-less piece of human excrement.
It's one thing to post politics and items like that which adults fight over on this site. But another to post about a school kid, any school, any kid. Apparently TRUTH needs someone to run a foot up Truths arse. Truth is a coward.
And you are the moral authority?

Since: Feb 11

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#29 Oct 4, 2012
allgoodnamesaretaken wrote:
<quoted text>And you are the moral authority?
HeHe....No I'm not. I am also not scumbag enough to post a kids name on here, while my own ID is hidden and then say that I raise my own kids under a system of truth and doing the right thing. That's a load of bullshit and you know it.

Bucyrus, OH

#30 Oct 6, 2012
CheechNChong wrote:
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I'm not equating anything. I am asking why children in extracurriculars are held to a drug testing standard that the adults are not held to? Since the coaches/directors/advisors etc contracts are separate from their teaching contracts, why are they not drug tested ALSO?
Seems like common sense to me.
oh how many teachers have been caught having sex with kids?

Bellefontaine, OH

#31 Oct 8, 2012
Hmm, I guess it really is ok for adults to do drugs at school.

This is the kind of world you advocate for ILBuckeye88? justathought?

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