Texas schools punish students who refuse to be tracked with microchips

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Monica47, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    http://rt.com/usa/news/texas-school-id-hernandez-033/

    A school district in Texas came under fire earlier this year when it announced that it would require students to wear microchip-embedded ID cards at all times. Now, students who refuse to be monitored say they are feeling the repercussions.
    Since October 1, students at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School in San Antonio, Texas, have been asked to attend class with photo ID cards equipped with radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips to track every pupil’s location. Educators insist that the endeavor is being rolled out in Texas to stem the rampant truancy devastating the school's funding. If the program is judged successful, the RFID chips could soon come to 112 schools in all and affect nearly 100,000 students.
    Students who refuse to walk the school halls with the card in their pocket or around their neck claim they are being tormented by instructors, and are barred from participating in certain school functions. Some also said they were turned away from common areas like cafeterias and libraries.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Any reports on this from a news source other than Son-of-Pravda?
     
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

  4. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Have military father with a good belt. Works well.
     
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Heck, we might as well chip these kids when they are born, just like dogs and cats.
     
  7. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    From the Rutherford link above:

    My response, as a parent, would be (expletive deleted), school district. This is HORRIBLE!!!!!
     
  8. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    And you've just conditioned all those people to accept living like prisoners under house arrest with ankle bracelets. What kind of society are you building by doing these things?
     
  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Usually when I tell people I'd prefer to homeschool my kids, they assume it's for religious reasons (unless they already know I'm an atheist). This is the kind of story I'd love to pull out and show them when I say "No, it's because of the prospect of my kids having to be subjected to THAT kind of administration that I want them nowhere near the public school system."
     
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  10. worldwide

    worldwide Original Member

    I dont have children..but if I did...I might lean to being able to find them...just in case.
     
  11. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    It's one thing if a parent and child agree to a location-tracking arrangement within the family on their own, though I strongly believe it should become relied on less and less as the child ages.

    Having it forced upon the child by an outside entity, however, be it a school, local government, business, or other organization, against the child's and/or parent's wishes, is totally unacceptable.

    In scenario A, control over the system remains within the family. In scenario B, there is generally no way to verify which individual human beings have access to the child's location or what they do with it. It's slightly easier in the case of a government where these matters are, theoretically, matters of public record; with a business establishment, however, they're free to say "We won't tell you that" and outside of expensive lawsuits, there's not a lot of recourse.
     
  12. worldwide

    worldwide Original Member

    Very true.....!
     
  13. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    This is only about the money the schools are losing because of truancy, something like $175,000,000 a year from the state. The school systems don't care if the kids are in class or not because as long as they can prove they were on site, then the money is theirs. And don't nobody try to tell me that by capturing this "lost" money, the schools will provide a better education. That's pure horse hockey.
     
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  14. RB

    RB Founding Member

    microwave
     
  15. worldwide

    worldwide Original Member

    Are we talking popcorn ....Ido like me some corn!!!
     
  16. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I too am found of popcorn, not microwave popcorn, but in this case I was talking fried chips.
     
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  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The popcorn is plentiful here -- just grab another smilie.

    :popcorn:
     
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  18. worldwide

    worldwide Original Member

    >3 :popcorn: I do enjoy my snacks..and enjoy reading the post here...so I say Thank you
    ....munch ..munch! !
     

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