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Old 09-01-2012, 06:01 AM
 
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Pickles, ehanced drivers licenses are micro chipped, yes. It doubles as a passport to go into Canada or Mexico or Puerto Rico so a passport is not needed with one of these. It also contains personal
info and can block entry inot these places if the border agent deems it necessary according
to criminal violations.

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Are drivers licenses chipped yet?
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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Employers have used these for years in employee ID badges. Besides the obvious security control they provide, in the event of fire or tornado or other emergency they give important info about who was in the building. I see the benefits. I don't see a downside.

RFIDs are passive tags, smaller than a postage stamp. which have to be in close proximity to a reader to be read. For ID purposes they usually have to be swiped at an entry point.

They're not at all like GPS, which are active devices which require a battery and an antenna and line of sight connection to satellites, which usually means outdoors.

Putting the readers at entrances to schools so the staff knows who is in the building seems prudent and non-intrusive to me. Putting them at individual classrooms seems impractical and unlikely to me due to the expense.

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Old 09-01-2012, 06:46 AM
 
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It's a step closer to a police state, and socialist society! This site is full of "progressives" so it's pretty much useless to explain what these chips really can do. I work high up in the district and the way things are going I have really given it a strong thought about stepping down! All I can say is stand up fight! Dont let these people track your kids in any form they are not animals! They feed you this spill about how it's to help the kids and safety...BS! It's all about the money! More kids more cash! Simple as that! The word here is conform people, don't be so easily fooled into letting your rights being infringed on for "safety"
Sensationalism, paranoia, conspiracy theory, your view is full of it.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:00 PM
 
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Sensationalism, paranoia, conspiracy theory, your view is full of it.
So it isn't about the money? That's all this is for.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:21 AM
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It's all about the money! More kids more cash! Simple as that!
Then it seems like your real gripe is against the state. That's how the state of Texas chooses to distribute some tax money to schools, as a reward for attendance. This is simply a school district automating the process of claiming money to which they are entitled.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:26 PM
 
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I think they are not that crazy about:

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:08 AM
 
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NISD is a school district not the government........uhhhhhhh
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:42 AM
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NISD is a school district not the government........uhhhhhhh
Eyes rolled here, too. I wanted to tell them that school is not a democracy. The Supreme Court says so.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:13 PM
 
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Sensationalism, paranoia, conspiracy theory, your view is full of it.
Lol no my view is from the top looking down! I know it's all for the money! I've had to fire a vp for forcing kids to get Drop out instead of helping them to graduate when they only need a few more credits. His reason? They were costing them money! For those that think it's paranoia that's okay cause everyday I'm living it and seeing how they are dumbing down our society! But again it can't happen right? It's America right? I'm trying my hardest to fight and I thank god everyday that I'm in a position I am in to fight and change the system. It's getting hard but there some good teachers out their that are fighting too.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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I am wary anytime school districts make moves to expand control or add additional regulations. Case in point, zero tolerance laws. In Texas, these laws, designed to promote a safe learning environment following the tragic events in Columbine, have been distorted and routinely abused by local independent school districts. Many ISDs blatantly disregard regulatory guidance from the TEA with regard to implementation and enforcement. For years following the passage of No Child Left Behind and the adoption of testing requirements contained in the legislation (TAKS, now STAAR tests), districts routinely abused zero tolerance policies to place students they identified as being at risk for passing the tests into the local district Alternative Education Program (AEP). The AEPs are one step short of a juvenile hall environment. They were originally intended to be used for students with a pattern of misconduct, or violations of the zero tolerance policies, however, districts were using very minor infractions to ship students at risk of failing the TAKS tests off to the AEPs because students in the AEPs were exempt from testing requirements. The state recognized this trend and passed legislation changing the policy to require testing of all students, including those in a district AEP. The single biggest failure with implementation of zero tolerance policies was the initial decision to allow each district to decide for itself if intent was to be considered in making disciplinary decisions. What this meant was that if a student inadvertently brought anything that could be construed as a weapon to school, the zero tolerance policies could be enforced, and the student could be placed in the AEP. There are many cases of Texas students being placed into AEPs for things they were completely unaware of. A female student driving her fathers truck to school where a diving knife was found on the father's diving gear locked in the toolbox. She was unaware the knife was even in the vehicle, but was still placed in the AEP. There are many cases like this that can be found on Texas Zero Tolerance and Texas Appleseed websites. So many cases that in 2009, the state legislature introduced a bill to require ISDs to consider intent and circumstances surrounding alleged violations when making disciplinary decisions. The bill, HB 171 passed in 2009. The fact that the bill was required illustrates the utter lack of common sense being used by ISDs when implementing zero tolerance policies.
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