Pubdate: Thu, 17 May 2007
Source: Honolulu Advertiser (HI)
Copyright: 2007 The Honolulu Advertiser, a division of Gannett Co. Inc.
Author: Jake Bradley


Drug Use By Teachers Is All Hype, Not Reality

To all those who are fooled by the state administration's calling for 
drug testing of all our public school teachers: Wake up.

There is absolutely no evidence that even one Hawai'i public school 
student has been harmed either emotionally or physically by a teacher 
allegedly under the influence of, or possession of, illegal drugs.

Additionally, there is not one documented or otherwise proven 
incident of a teacher selling or providing drugs to a student.

So where is the threat? Politics and hype, you might say. If Governor 
Lingle and company were really concerned about the safety of our 
keiki, then random drug and alcohol testing of all licensed drivers 
would make more sense.

Jake Bradley

Waipi'o Gentry
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