WBEZ Chicago Public Radio spoke with ACLU of Illinois lawyer Adam Schwartz about random drug testing for Illinois high school student athletes. A state law requiring the tests expired in June, and the Illinois High School Association is pushing to continue to require students interested in playing sports to sign a consent waiver.
"Our schools are teaching absolutely the wrong lesson by telling kids they've got to surrender their rights if they want to play a game of sports," Shwartz said.
Schools should do away with random drug testing and focus only on kids who are suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs, Shwartz said.
The ACLU of Illinois has previously opposed drug testing of Chicago Housing Authority residents and Chicago public employees and elected officials.
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