Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Sorry, Calvina...

thehim points out a poll on the Drug Free America Foundation's website. It asks: "Do you think student drug testing would help your community's schools?"

Here are the current results (as of 2:40pm EST):
Yes. It gives students an easy and socially acceptable way to say no.: 42.2%

No. It erodes trust between the faculty and students.: 15.6%

Yes. It prepares teens for the real world of workplace drug testing.: 0.0%

No. It is a violation of students' privacy.: 40.0%

I don't know.: 2.2%
So, 55.6% think student drug testing is a bad idea, while only 42.2% think it's a good idea. And these are people who visit DFAF's website.

While it's not going to change policy, it's nice to see reason and common sense beating the prohibitionists on their home turf. So, take a stroll over there and throw a pie.

If the prohibs keep failing at their attempt to invade students' urinary tracts, maybe they'll have to start posting personal ads...
Calvina Fay, Executive Director of DFAF

Update (5/4/06 1:16pm EST): The total is now at 26.0% FOR drug testing, and 71.4% AGAINST. Keep on clicking, DARE Generation.

2 comments:

kaptinemo said...

I understand that there are psych problems called 'fetishes' where people develop unhealthy obsessions about things...like bodily fluids.

I've always had this mental image of people like Calvina, Johnny P(ee, how appropriate) and other piss-testing promoting DrugWarriors as well-dressed versions of Jethro Tull's Aqualung. To paraphrase the song, "...eying little kids with bad intent." Intent, that is, on acquiring their urine. This obsession looks like nothing else but a sickness, a deep and festering sickness...

cliff said...

Here are the new #'s as of 12:00pm MST:

"Yes. It gives students an easy and socially acceptable way to say no.: 5.4%


No. It erodes trust between the faculty and students.: 15.1%


Yes. It prepares teens for the real world of workplace drug testing.: 0.9%


No. It is a violation of students' privacy.: 78.2%


I don't know.: 0.5%


444 individuals have responded to poll."


78% believe it is a violation, on thier own site.