High School Drug Testing

March 27, 2013

Is this going to far or is it acceptable?  I think it is semi acceptable but outrageously expensive for schools to have to pay for. If schools did this would tax prices be raised?

Topic Proposal

March 27, 2013

Do you agree or disagree with athletes being tested for drug use? Well as of right now I am undecided and am planning on learning more about athletes being tested to share with you. The reason this topic is so important to me because I am and athlete and want to learn why we are wanted to be tested for drug use. According to Points of View: Drug Testing for Sports, 2011, p1-1, 1p “The issue of doping and drug testing came to a head in the United States in 2004, when a drug scandal developed within Major League Baseball (MLB).”  It is now 2013 and there have been many athletes busted for performance enhancing drugs. Shouldn’t this be considered cheating? Well if we consider this cheating it not only affects America but the world because when we go to the Olympics we don’t want to lose or win because someone “cheated”. If performance enhancing drugs are being used in any World competition then this is a World Wide problem. We should only test professional athletes then right? They are the ones going to the Olympics so they are the only really important ones. Therefore, what is the reasoning to test athletes? “The reasons for athletic drug testing are simple and straightforward: If you want to compete, you should be able to demonstrate that you are not using banned substances to gain an unfair advantage.”(Points of View: Drug Testing for Sports, 2011, p2-2, 1p). So maybe we should allow athletes to be tested for drug use. But how often is the real question?