Ch2, Vernonia School District, Study Questions (9.14.09)

Ch2, Vernonia School District, Study Questions (9.14.09) -...

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377a Chapter 2 Study Questions These questions are designed to help you prepare for the exams. Note, however, that the questions do not cover all of the course material that you are responsible for knowing. Problem What was the problem that the Vernonia School District was attempting to address through implementing a drug testing program for student athletes? Facts Leading to the Case What were the facts in the Vernonia School District v. Acton case? These facts were established through what sources? Was there actually a drug problem in the Vernonia School District? What evidence existed for it? Was the belief that there was an increase in student drug use based on mere assumption, observation, or scientifically proven fact? High school coaches reported that players had poorly executed plays and that this was attributable to drug use. Are there plausible explanations for the missed plays other than drug use? School District’s Response – The District’s Policy How did the school district initially respond to the perceived drug problem? Were these other responses effective in preventing student drug use? What was the policy that was eventually implemented and to which Acton objected? Under the policy, did students have to reveal what prescription medications they were taking? Why? What parts of the policy were designed to protect the privacy of student athletes?
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