Resolved: That schools should regularly drug test their athletes to prevent drug use.
Debate Rounds (3)
- in 2002 the supreme court ruled that public schools have the legal permission to drug test their athletes
-In 2005 and 2006, 373 school even received government funding to do drug tests
-They cannot be directly affected by state laws.
-But they can be affected by national laws.
- due to not wanting to be suspected of drug testing many private schools drug test their athletes
-It is also in their best benefit to drug test their athletes because if they are taught their whole team can be eliminated from their conference and put a bad view on their team.
Benefits Of Drug Testing
- Many people fear that drug testing will violate a student, but in contrast there are several way these tests can be completed without violating a student.
-If a student does test positive, public schools are prohibited from sending the results to any legal office; therefor, students are protected.
-Along with testing positive, school officials can suspend or expelled any student from a sport.
-decrease drug abuse in teens
Back to the argument at hand, states are the ones who have the policing power to keep their people healthy. Do you think you will be able to have every state cooperate with drug testing? Is the state government going to be able to fund all public schools to administer drug testing of their athletes? Many public school districts are already having issues passing levies that are simply for operational purposes.
And based on my opponent's opinion, private schools should be held to the same standard of drug testing as public schools. However, how do you plan on state governments regulating private schools when you said yourself that they have to be affected by national law?
As a result, I stick to my argument that schools should not regularly drug test their student athletes.
castmetal forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by bladerunner060 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct for the forfeit. I will note to both sides that private schools most certainly CAN be affected by state law, and note to Con that the question of whether schools will really do the testing is irrelevant unless your point is that the scohols that cheat will get unfair advantage. I'll also note to Con that he skated close to losing the conduct point for claiming in R2 a direct question wasn't answered that seemed rather as though it were answered by his opponent in R2.
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