Drug testing in schools has little effect according to study

A study was conducted on schools nationwide and found that drug testing in schools had little effect on the reduction of substance abuse. The test had made no effect on male students and only a slight effect, if any, on female students, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. This study was conducted on 943 students. 27% of the schools these students attended implemented drug testing.

Study co-author Dan Romer said, “We find little evidence that this approach to minimizing teen drug use is having the deterrent effect on its proponents claim.”

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