U.S. Plans Controlled Evaluation of Student Drug Testing
The Department of Education has proposed the first large-scale national evaluation of the effectiveness of student drug testing.
The Bush administration, which has heavily promoted drug testing of students with grants and defended the practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, said a controlled experiment would help resolve questions about the efficacy of such efforts.
In the May 22 issue of the Federal Register , the Education Department says several recent studies have shown the “potential effectiveness” of student drug testing, but “none … has employed a randomized control trial, the type of research design needed to make a valid determination of whether mandatory random drug...
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