Jim Schultz writes:
As the Lockport school district prepares to go live with its controversial facial recognition cameras, the project has become national news. From NPR to the front page of the Washington Post, journalists have been asking the kinds of questions that the school district never did: Will it actually make our kids any safer? Is it worth the $2.7 million cost? How will it violate student privacy?
Locally the project has been back in the news as well, as newly released documents reveal a troubling pattern of school district deception and of hidden financial deals behind the scenes. As parents and as taxpayers in Lockport, we have every reason to be concerned.
Read more of his opinion piece on Lockport Union-Sun & Journal.