More schools randomly testing many students for drug use

05/22/2007 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Concerned with high rates of adolescent drug abuse, hundreds of U.S. middle and high schools have begun randomly testing students for drugs, and the Bush administration has asked for $17.9 million in 2008 to further fund such programs. Proponents hope tests give children another reason to say no, but health officials and addiction counselors say testing is not reliable and violates trust.

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