Texas School District Reportedly Threatening Students Who Refuse Tracking ID, Can't Vote For Homecoming.
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.
With the tracking, if they are not at their desks but are on campus the district receives its daily allotment for that student.
The Rutherford Institute president John Whitehead said:'There is something fundamentally disturbing about this school districts insistence on steamrolling students into complying with programs that have nothing whatsoever to do with academic priorities and everything to do with fattening school coffers.'
Coming to a state, county or school near you.
I read this before. And the first thing I said was, if anybody tried to track ID my kid I would be up there screaming at somebody. And if they insisted, I'd pull my kid out of that school and home school.
Been there, done that, sort of.
The Tea Pary has nothing to do with this.