I believe teachers should be drug tested. They interact and influence our children for a
significant portion of the day, most of the year. Many are against drug testing teachers and use
the fourth Amendment to back up their argument against it. I believe if they are getting paid
with our tax money that we worked hard for and the safety of our children is a good enough
cause to drug test them. If teachers have nothing to hide than it wouldn’t hurt them to be on
the safe side.
To start off, they interact and influence our children for a significant portion of the day,
most of the year. We entrust our children to them every day to set good examples for our
children. If we don’t drug test then we risk teachers showing up for work under the influence of
drugs. It is horrible to think that someone who has children’s education as their responsibility
may be doing their job incorrectly because of drug use. A West Virginia school where the
principal and a teacher were arrested for allegedly smoking meth has been shut down because
meth residue was found in the building’s duct system.
Many are against drug testing teachers and use the fourth Amendment to back their
argument against it. They say things such as we can hardly afford to pay them now, how are we
going to pay to drug test them all on a random basis. It invades the privacy of the teachers;
what they do on their own time shouldn’t matter. It’s not like they have a hard job, they set at a
desk all day. The fourth Amendment is against searches and seizures, unless given a probable
I believe if we are paying them with our tax money that we worked hard for and the
safety of our children is a good enough cause to drug test them. If our money pays them than
it’s not going to hurt the government to take some of that money for drug test; they do it for
fire fighters, doctors, nurses, and many others. What they do on their own...
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