Why Drug Testing?
In numerous states, questions have arisen over whether teachers in public schools should undergo random drug testing as a part of their employment. The practice is common with other professionals, and some believe teachers fall into a similar category because they work directly with students all day long. They argue that teachers who fail random drug tests could either be fired on the spot or sent for drug counseling when appropriate. This idea is supported by some in Congress, as well as parents who are concerned about the adults supervising their children throughout the school day.