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Old 11-26-2012, 05:18 AM
 
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Big Brother is alive and well in the USA...

The San Antonio Express-News reports that the Northside Independent School District in Bexar County has embarked on a pilot program to track students using RFID chips embedded in their student ID cards.

San Antonio School District to Track Students with RFID Chips - Yahoo! News

Texas Student EXPELLED For Refusing To Wear RFID Chip Tracking ID Badge

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:28 AM
 
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There is nothing wrong with this. The schools should use whatever tools they need to use to ensure the students are where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be there. When you go to work, your employer is going to use the same technology to clock you in and out and open door locks for you. Get used to it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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As far as I can tell, this just tracks them once they are on the bus, and on school grounds. Not so sure I disagree with that.

And this isn't an implanted chip, this is a chip in a student I'd card.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:34 AM
 
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Big Brother is alive and well in the USA...

The San Antonio Express-News reports that the Northside Independent School District in Bexar County has embarked on a pilot program to track students using RFID chips embedded in their student ID cards.

San Antonio School District to Track Students with RFID Chips - Yahoo! News

Texas Student EXPELLED For Refusing To Wear RFID Chip Tracking ID Badge
The schools should use whatever technology is available to ensure students are where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be there. If you are doing what you are supposed to do, you don't need to worry about your ID card. As for the student who refused the card, expell him. My work ID card does the same thing. It clocks me in and out, lets me into the buildings I work in and tracks me as I go about my job day. If I refused to wear it, I would be fired. High school students need to realize they are expected to obey the same rules adults are expected to obey- be on time, be where you are supposed to be and do your assigned work.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:40 AM
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Bad idea, and serves to condition the student they are owned by the state.
They will be easy prey as they mature into adults.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Bad idea, and serves to condition the student they are owned by the state.
They will be easy prey as they mature into adults.
Why is it a bad idea? Instead of putting up a straw man about what's going to happen in 5 to 10 years, how about we talk about why its bad for the school to track students from the time they are on the bus until they get off?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:48 AM
 
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Bad idea, and serves to condition the student they are owned by the state.
They will be easy prey as they mature into adults.
No, it conditions students that there are RULES that they are expected to follow in life as they mature into adults. The earlier they learn that, the better off they will be and hopefully they won't have to be taught that there are RULES in prison where I had to learn it. When they get out of school, they are going to work somewhere and be told by an employer "this is your company ID card and you are expected to wear it at all times during the workday".
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:59 AM
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Default Our lord and god the government knows best eh?

Sadly so may have become so easy to manipulate.


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In clinical and abnormal psychology, institutional syndrome refers to deficits or disabilities in social and life skills, which develop after a person has spent a long period living in mental hospitals, prisons, or other remote institutions. In other words, individuals in institutions may be deprived (unintentionally) of independence and of responsibility, to the point that once they return to "outside life" they are often unable to manage many of its demands;[1][2] it has also been argued that institutionalized individuals become psychologically more prone to mental health problems.[3]
Just insert public school into the definition as it applys here as well.
Get those young minds while they are maleable.
Another reason to get your kids out of public school if you love em.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:00 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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No, it conditions students that there are RULES that they are expected to follow in life as they mature into adults. The earlier they learn that, the better off they will be and hopefully they won't have to be taught that there are RULES in prison where I had to learn it. When they get out of school, they are going to work somewhere and be told by an employer "this is your company ID card and you are expected to wear it at all times during the workday".


Rules, restrict personal individual freedom.
The more rules, the less freedom an individual has.....

This has been ruled unconstitutional, many times in the past.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:10 AM
 
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Rules, restrict personal individual freedom.
The more rules, the less freedom an individual has.....

This has been ruled unconstitutional, many times in the past.
What the hell are you saying? Freedom to do what? If you are supposed to be in English 101 at 0800, you need to be there. I don't want to go to work today. I would rather watch reruns of Andy Griffith all day. But there are consequences to me not showing up. I also want the freedom to drive 100 MPH on the Ryan Expressway but the Chicago Police have denied me that freedom. And if I do it, I don't think the judge in Traffic Court will be sympathetic to my plea that they restricted my freedoms.
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