Aug 302012
 
 August 30, 2012  Youth & Schools

It may not be the Alamo, but some Texans are taking a stand for student privacy with the support of a number of organizations.

Bob Unruh reports:

A rebellion is developing in Texas against a plan by a school district in San Antonio that would monitor the exact location and activities of all students at all times through RFID chips they are being ordered to wear.

Katie Deolloz, a member of Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering, told WND today that parents and students from San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District confronted the school board last night, stating their concerns about privacy and other issues “clearly and passionately.”

Read more on WND.

If truancy is a problem, chipping kids isn’t a solution. Finding out why they don’t care about classes and making education more important to them is.  And if a school district can’t manage to keep accurate attendance figures without technology, the parents should be raising questions of competence.

PogoWasRight.org supports the students and parents who are fighting mandatory chipping. They’re our children, not merchandise on a pallet or sheep.  Yes, schools have a responsibility to keep schools safe, but chipping students is no substitute for teaching them responsibility. Kids have always cut school. Good schools know how to deal with that without dehumanizing children by chipping them.

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