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School Library JournalGr 7 Up
This title compiles articles and essays that take opposing viewpoints on the issues of teen drug testing. A range of opinions is introduced, from students and educators to journalists, government officials, and experts specializing in this topic. Each article begins with a summary, and paragraph headings assist in usage. The essays look at what drug testing is, statistics of substance abuse in schools, and the correlation between testing and reduced drug use. The arguments are made that testing creates a secretive and counterproductive atmosphere, fosters cheating, and is unconstitutional in some states. Color illustrations are attractive and effective in emphasizing points, and cartoons add humor and interest. Charts and graphs aid in understanding. An appendix includes facts teens should know about student drug testing and what they should do about it. A well-rounded presentation.
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