Critics, Costs May Stall Phoenix School Drug Tests

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Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's plans to expand drug testing in schools could stall, reports the Arizona Republic. Some parents and educators say it violates students' rights, and testing could prove too expensive. White House drug czar John Walters called for stronger antidrug measures in Phoenix last week during a "25 Cities Initiative" tour. Gordon and Maricopa County prosecutor Rick Romley said they want drug-prevention efforts to focus on youths, including expanding random drug testing in schools. Testing would be voluntary, and only parents, not law-enforcement officials, would be notified should students test positive for drugs. President . . .

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