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Texas School Tracking 10 Oct 2012 10:26 #1

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Texas School District Reportedly Threatening Students Who Refuse Tracking ID, Can't Vote For Homecoming
Posted: 10/08/2012 4:46 pm EDT Updated: 10/08/2012 5:19 pm EDT

Weeks after Northside Independent School District in San Antonio rolled out its new "smart" IDs that tracks students' geographic locations, the community is still at odds with the program.

The "Student Locator Project," which is slated to eventually reach 112 Texas schools and close to 100,000 students, is in trial stages in two Northside district schools. In an effort to reduce truancy, the district has issued new student IDs with an embedded radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip that tracks the location of a student at all times.

The program officially launched October 1 at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School. Without the badges -- required to be worn around the neck -- students cannot access common areas like the cafeteria or library, and cannot purchase tickets to extracurricular activities. WND reports that the district has threatened to suspend, fine or involuntarily transfer students who fail to comply and officials have noted that "there will be consequences for refusal to wear an ID card as we begin to move forward with full implementation."

Parents and students from the schools spoke out against the project last month. But now, WND is reporting that schools are taking the restrictions one step further.

John Jay High School sophomore Andrea Hernandez refuses to use the new IDs, citing religious beliefs and instead sticking with her old badge from previous years, calling the tracking devices the "mark of the beast." She tells Salon that the new badges make her uncomfortable and are an invasion of her privacy.


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www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/08/texas-school-district-rep_n_1949415.html#slide=more219313

This is very bad indeed, imo, and if it's really about controlling truancy, why are all students compelled to be tagged? Who cares about exclusion from Homecoming voting! Fines, though, and suspension - wtf!!

And the govt is using blackmail, in the form of withholding funding for poor less than perfect attendance, to secure the cooperation of schools. Fancy that! :mad:
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Texas School Tracking 10 Oct 2012 20:09 #2

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Texas has very strict laws on this. So strict it's ridiculous. A 17 year old girl was convicted of truancy down there this year I believe. She admitted to it, but the reason she wasn't attending all of her classes is because she was working to feed her younger sister. Her parents walked out on them both like a year ago when the article was written. It was such a sham because she was still passing all classes (with B's or better as I recall) and working nearly fulltime to pay for her own high school, and her sisters needs as well. The state got a lot of flak for it because she really didn't have a lot of options. FIGHT THE POWER.

www.khou.com/news/Honor-Student-Jailed-for-Absences-153847275.html
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Texas School Tracking 10 Oct 2012 20:30 #3

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I just baffling to me how anyone as devoid of common sense and compassion as Judge Lanny Moriarty can ever be placed into a position of power to start with.
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Texas School Tracking 10 Oct 2012 20:57 #4

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He is a judge, Do these guys do compassion? His daddy was probably a lawman like his father before him.
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Texas School Tracking 10 Oct 2012 21:11 #5

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Let's hope he's no sons to follow in his footsteps!
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Texas School Tracking 10 Oct 2012 21:15 #6

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Hope not. :) ...This tracking idea though people need to fight it head on, Nobody out there can agree with this surely.
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