Is there a rampant drug problem at your Christian school?
Or is this testing just a gimmick? What’s next? Do you test the little 12 year old girls for pregnancy also? I suppose all you parents do drug tests at home too? Search their rooms on a monthly basis?
I must be missing the totally obvious here. Please explain the rationale for drug testing children in a Christian school.
I... I.... I’m speechless!
Maybe this isn’t such a bad idea, IF they make sure to cut all the hair short.
Because it’s widely known that long (hippie) hair is strongly correlated with drug use !
At least in males.
Drugs in affluent private schools are rampant Christian school or not. The rationale is that if we can find out if individuals have drug issues early then intervention and treatment will keep them from becoming much larger issues in the future. A former student died of a heroin overdose in college and it was apparently well known to the students that he took some serious drugs. We are trying to prevent that from happening again with this program. It is not meant to “catch” kids and punish them. It’s meant to help them and get them into treatment programs. Studies show that if a kid does not try drugs prior to age 18 then the chance of them ever trying them are significantly less. The testing also provides kids an excuse for not partaking when they are around kids from other schools. That built in excuse has worked numerous times. The school is a 24/7/365 school which means any and all activity outside the school is considered a reflection on the student and the school.
Furthermore, it is a private school. If you don’t like the policy then you are free to go elsewhere.
The Admin and Parents at Rockhurst are Christian, and as Christians, they know they are not perfect and neither are their children.
They are trying to keep their standards high and the school has a reputation based on those standards.
Or.... would you rather they just drop their standards, ignore drug abuse, allow the parent's considerable financial investment to go to waste, and have another educational facility turn to mush like many public schools?
The problem is NOT that they are doing this in a private school, but that they don't do it in public schools.