Opinion: How a student drug problem will cripple U.S. education

Drugs have permeated our school system. Schools are no longer a place where all students want to go to, nor are they the safe haven that they were always meant to be. Until all schools are treated and funded comparably, the student drug crisis will continue to cripple our already struggling education system, says a blogger for the Huffington Post. Ninety percent of American high school students report that some of their classmates are using illicit drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, during the school day, according to The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse’s 17th annual “back-to-school survey.” The survey discovered that roughly half of America’s students knew classmates who sold drugs and knew nearby “high spots” or places to drink during the day…

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