Jim Schultz reports that Lockport School District got snookered into wasting millions of dollars on surveillance instead of education:
Even though Lockport is a very small school district (just 4,600 students overall), next fall when our students return to class they will be greeted with something no other schools in the nation have, a $2.7 million system of high-tech facial recognition cameras. The story behind those cameras is a cautionary tale of what can happen when your fears over school security let you be taken for a ride by clever salesmen.
Read more of his opinion piece on The Public.
I can almost hear Joe Cadillic’s teeth gnashing as he reads this one. Need I point out that the firms’ principals’ background doesn’t seem to be in biometrics, either?