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Texas Moves to Eliminate High School Steroids Testing

By The Associated Press — May 12, 2015 1 min read
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The Texas Senate has voted to scrap the state’s high school steroids-testing program after more than 60,000 tests caught just a handful of cheaters since 2007.

The state has spent more than $10 million since launching the program. But the high cost, extremely low rate of catching steroids users, and criticism of testing methods prompted lawmakers to abandon an effort once praised as a leader for the country.

The bill headed to the House lastweek for consideration before the June 1 end of the session. Lawmakers are also looking to strip all funding for the program.

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A version of this article appeared in the May 13, 2015 edition of Education Week as Texas Moves to Eliminate High School Steroids Testing

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