DETROIT - Detroit was awarded a federal grant for school-based random student drug testing, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The $165,300 Detroit receives is only a small chunk of the $5.8 million the federal government awards for such programs.
"Random student drug testing programs test students who opt into the drug testing program with their parents' or guardians' consent, participate in school athletic programs or engage in competitive, extracurricular, school-sponsored activities," according to Spellings' office, the Free Press reported.
Detroit Free Press, "Detroit news briefs: City gets grant to test randomly for drug use," June 5, 2008
Michigan Education Digest, "U.S. Supreme Court to consider school drug testing policies," March 19, 2002
Mackinac Center for Public Policy, "'The Wire': A Barbed Portrayal of Urban Public Schools," Oct. 24, 2006