Illinois Teachers Strike Over Drug Testing

teacherMany school districts have implemented or at least proposed for a drug testing policy for students. The programs met different reactions for and against the policies. In the case of the Illinois Bluffs School District in Glasford, Illinois, teachers have been on strike for 8 days over a new board policy that called for random drug testing of teachers.

The union and the school board could not come to an agreement in as far as the new policy is concerned, and that the district is in the process of looking for temporary replacement teachers in the coming week, to cover those who are participating in the strike.

The teachers’ union is saying that only the teachers whom the administration believes has probable cause for testing should undergo drug testing. A federal mediator is set to handle the case over the weekend.

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