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March 2, 2009

Texas House Bill 975 could require teachers to take mandatory drug tests

I got fired up when I read about HB 975 today, and wrote this letter to my State Rep and Senator. Feel free to reuse if you agree.

Please do not erode teachers' rights and dignity by voting in favor of HB 975.

Baseless drug testing of teachers sends the wrong message to our children and is a waste of resources.

The idea that "the innocent have nothing to fear" goes against the basis of our justice system and ignores the Bill of Rights. It's a mistake to send that message to the children of Texas.

This legislation would do nothing to make students safer. We should be teaching them respect for the Constitution, not tearing it apart before their eyes.

Jack Humphrey

Posted by ljh at March 2, 2009 11:48 AM