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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001012.txt from 2002/06

From: David Naden <dnaden@-----.org>
Subj: RE: [kl] Music vs. drug testing
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 20:34:05 -0400

First, my $0.02...

This is not a music-related topic, so I for one will respond only this time.

The Supreme Court ruled that schools may do random drug testing of the
student body--not just athletes, choir students, band members--the entire
student body.

The reason was along the lines that the health and welfare of the school and
student body as a whole outweighed the individual student's rights to
privacy.

David S. Naden, MMus
Cal State University Los Angeles

-----Original Message-----
From: w7wright@-----.net]
Subject: [kl] Music vs. drug testing

If the list asks me to do so, I'll shut up about this.

But the court system (a state Supreme Court? Federal? I'm not sure) has
ruled that it's OK to do random testing of choir students while the
entire student body of the same school is not tested.

This is broader than just music, of course, because (I believe) the
ruling applies to any school activity, not just to music. I can
understand athletics, where the relationship between dugs and injury is
obvious. ....and I'm *NOT* discussing the concept of random testing of
an entire school district, nor of random locker searches. It's the
thought of selecting a particular group such as music students, perhaps
because it's easier to take on a small group than it is to take on an
entire student population, or perhaps because it costs less money to do
only the choir....

probably this topic doesn't belong here.... sorry. But I'm pissed.

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