Pubdate: Wed, 27 Sep 2000
Date: 09/27/2000
Source: Newport News-Times (OR)
Author: Nadine Bearden
Authors: Nadine Bearden

I want to say that the drug testing in the schools is a slap in the
face of some great and dedicated children.

Parents pay money so the children can play sports.

Then they spend more money for special shoes, and even more for gas to
get them to practice and games.

The children spend hours before and after school at practice so they
can play. Then there are game nights two to three nights a week, with
tournaments on Saturdays. Then the children do fund-raisers for their

Some children work part time so they can afford to play. They also
have to find time for study and homework, because if they don't keep
their grades up, they can't play. These are the dedicated students
that have been singled out to be drug tested in the school.

There's something very wrong with this picture.

Nadine Bearden,