Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Testing teachers for drug use: In 2009, a West Virginia school board abandoned a similar effort. Background on that case and on a Supreme Court ruling concerning random drug tests and public employees.

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Stefan said...

This isn't quite comparable, but I think it's on topic: in Gov. Rick Scott's Florida, where would-be welfare recipients must now endure drug testing to receive their benefits, only 2% of applicants have tested positive. According to the Tampa Tribune, that's a little more than six percentage points below the national average, and it will cost the state in reimbursements almost exactly what Florida will save by denying benefits to drug users. Sigh.