"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Teaching the Loss of Freedom at An Early Age

When the Bush ED announced $7.5 million to help local school districts develop drug testing programs, this kind of cavalier neglect of Constititutional rights could have been predicted in school systems where superintendents are working hard to curry favor with the Regime. But so soon? AP story from CNN:

EL DORADO, Kansas (AP) -- Random drug testing of student athletes has become as routine as study hall and lunch at many high schools across the country. But this factory town outside Wichita is taking testing to the extreme.

It is instituting random drug screening for all middle and high school students participating in -- or even just attending -- any extracurricular activity. That includes sports, clubs, field trips, driver's education, even school plays.

Those who don't sign consent forms cannot attend games, go to school dances, join a club or so much as park their car on school property.

Administrators insist the district does not have a drug problem, and say the new policy -- one of the toughest in the nation -- is aimed at keeping it that way. . .

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