Students will be tracked via chips in IDs-USA 2012
America 2012….I don’t know what to think anymore. In the latest turn of events a school district has chosen to track its students using a micro chip.
[info] Northside Independent School District plans to track students next year on two of its campuses using technology implanted in their student identification cards in a trial that could eventually include all 112 of its schools and all of its nearly 100,000 students.- mysanantonio.com/news/edu [/info]
Northside is the largest school district in Bexar County. Their plan is to modify students ID cards with microchips in hopes that it will deter absences and make for a safer environment. The ID card will apply to all students attending John Jay High School, Anson Jones Middle School and all special education students who ride district buses.Oh, There is another motive for the demand of students being tracked.
[info] The district plans to spend $525,065 to implement the pilot program and $136,005 per year to run it, but it will more than pay for itself, predicted Steve Bassett, Northside’s assistant superintendent for budget and finance. If successful, Northside would get $1.7 million next year from both higher attendance and Medicaid reimbursements for busing special education students, he said.-mysanantonio.com/news/edu [/info]
This video is an explanation of what type of chip is used.
I couldn’t imagine having to be in High School right now. I would consider this an invasion of privacy. If it is to be recommended that students be tracked then the same should go for teachers. In the past few years there has been an uprising of teacher -student relationships. How many stories have we watched or read involving a teacher preying on a student? It seems like everyone wants to track us. Our cell phones, the internet,surveillance cameras, passports,cars, and now High school student ID cards.