Saturday, December 16, 2006

Pissing Off John Walters.

Two School boards in Florida have rejected federal grants to start random student drug testing in the past month. Hernando and Citrus counties both rejected grants up to 317,000.
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There was at least $183,289 in federal funding on the table Tuesday night, and perhaps much more. But a divided Hernando County School Board judged the price of taking that money - asking teenagers to submit to random urine tests for the presence of illegal drugs - was too high.

"I am going to join my two colleagues in opposition to this grant, to say thank you but no thank you," said board member Jim Malcolm, who voted with John Sweeney and Chairman Pat Fagan against the plan. "It's not a program; it's a study."

"It appears that a youngster walks the extra mile and involves themselves in sports or extracurricular activities, then they give up their right to privacy," he added.

1 comment:

800 pound gorilla said...

You get a guy who trains his butt off to make a team and we're worried that he will piss away his chance getting addicted to drugs from some sleazeball criminal - that won't improve his performance??? When they come up with a party drug that will make you run faster, jump higher, and kick butt on the field and court, then I'd worry about drug testing athletes for socially banned drugs.
Of course, it's just as easy to beat tests for performance enhancers as it is for arbitrarily banned social drugs. In fact some cynically suggest that the olympic medals are won by the smartest cheaters.