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Posted on 10/06/2012 11:46:11 PM PDT by Nachum
Brushing aside privacy concerns by parents and civil rights activists, a Texas school district has gone live with a controversial program requiring all students to wear a locator radio chip that will enable officials to track their every move or face expulsion.
At the beginning of the school year students at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School within the Northside Independent School District were told their old student ID badges were no longer valid. During registration they were required to obtain new badges containing a radio frequency identification tracker chip.
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recall election anyone?
I’d take the expulsion and raise it to home schooling.
It’s wrong and smacks of big brother, so leave it in your locker at night. Other than that, you’re at school anyway - it’s already like being in prison.
Sounds just like the feds, to use a government school to test out a program they ultimately want to force on every citizen. First it was cars, then cell phones, now students. Next? National ID cards (w/chip) for everyone, and no transactions of any kind or entry into any building without your card. ...Under penalty of law.
In Fringe’s alternate universe they call these cards “show me cards”, and they must be presented to anyone in authority who asks to see them.
What is with hippies growing up to be fascists, who’d of “thunk” the generation of “free love” would want to videotape and track one’s every move, sad.
Expulsion with prejudice would be my choice. Meaning my prejudice for the administration and a campaign to get rid of them.
I believe this is near San Antonio. This has come up before.
Who will be monitoring these chips?
I think it's because all their opinions are informed not by what they themselves want to do, but by the way they think things SHOULD BE. It's an omniscient frame of mind, probably the result of television.
If a school has no attendees, can they still call it a school?
My children will not be “chipped”...
“..so leave it in your locker at night..”
Agreed on your thoughts that it is like prison anyways. However, I imagine they need to take it home so they can show it at the door when they come back in the morning. I imagine those metal wallets you see on late night TV might stop the chip though?
How in gods name is this happening in TEXAS?
I mean some NE state sure..
It’s TEXAS for Pete’s sake!
Where is the pitch forks?
Where is the torches?
I’m more concerned about who will be monitoring the monitors.
Reminds me of that old hippie song by Steppenwolf, “Monster”:
The cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin’ the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can’t understand....
‘Cause there’s a monster on the loose.
It’s got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watching....
1. Place badge in microwave. 30 seconds on “high”
2. Place badge inside silvered electronics bag. Badge is visible, but faraday cage effect prevents RFID signal from getting out. . .
You can block the signal of these chips by wrapping the card in aluminum foil.
Walk out the door of the school. Wrap your ID in foil and your anonymous again.
This has me extremely pizzed.
” WOAI television reported district spokesman Pasqual Gonzalez said the two schools have a high rate of truancy, and the district could gain $2 million in state funding by improving attendance.
According to the San Antonio newspaper, the program is expected to cost the district $526,065 to implement with annual cost of $136,005 per year to continue running the program.”
Students refusing the chips were reportedly threatened with suspension, fines, or being involuntary transferred.
How does that make sense, exactly?! How?! The program will improve attendance and bring money to the school but they’re going to suspend or transfer students who won’t participate?! FINE them? FINE a student? Or do they mean the parent.
Well, if they’re tracking students 24/7 because a student will place it in a wallet or whatever. Then this must mean the school accepts responsibility for truant students and they can no longer fine parents or threaten to jail parents over truant students. The school absolutely has more ability to keep up with the child. So they own that responsibility.
Also, can parents now sue the pants off the school if the kid is somehow lost, abducted, hurt while skipping because the school didn’t monitor the students properly. The school is by default accepting FULL responsibility for these children. FULL and more.
Schools want to put cameras on garbage cans to see what food students are throwing away. Yeah right, have recycle cans—food this can, paper whatever other then have the janitor or whatever person weigh that garbage. No, the schools want to go after individual students, that is why cameras.
Some schools are going for the thumb or hand scan to buy lunch. They are training these kids to accept full monitoring of their lives, like pets, wards of the state. SLAVES, PROPERTY. Stupid reality TV doesn’t help this any.
Look at the amount of money being spent on this cra9tastic program.
So is the state completely power hungry or is there also some businesses getting fat and greasing the palms of these POS school ‘officials’?! Stealing and wasting tax payer dollars and children’s education dollars. One, the other or both?
Send out two guys in a Paddy Wagon to round them up. Maybe have two Paddy Wagons.
Vehicle cost, Maintenance, Gas and four Salaries wouldn't cost more than a quarter million a year.
Part of the problem is the way schools get the money for students attendance and other programs. The money needs to be dealt with differently somehow.
We were a military family, moved a bunch. I ran into a problem with one state.
I went to the school in person, filled out paperwork and withdrew my son because we were moving. Made sure everything was clear—no library fines, no text books missing yada. Good to go.
We get moved, I go register son with his new school—a little hassle over something with his previous school (I don’t recall what now—shot records?)Everything worked out and he started attending his new school.
THEN, about 4 months later I get a letter from his old school threatening me with fines, jail—you name it, for his not attending class for all that time.
I figure fine, little flub on their part I’ll sort it out. Days and days of trying to contact them and get it cleared up, finally I talked to someone and I gave them the information of his new school and they assured me they would clear it up.
Couple of months pass and yet ANOTHER letter comes threatening me with fines, jail and all that. I had his new school fax the old school and they tried to clear it up. Taken care of, right? Nope.
This was when my son was in 9th grade and these letters continued all the way until he graduated. I finally had my *ah-ha!* moment and we just filed them and laughed.
They didn’t want to release my son from their records because as a military dependent attending the school in town—they collected money for that. They did not want to lose that money.
It was always about control. They didn't have it. They wanted it. Despots are made out of those who are determined and desperate to become king.
The way the Gov sees it is, the Technology is there so it must be used.
And laws must be made because they can be made without limits, and
if 10,000 new laws are created and only 100 are repealed, Government wins.
American Citizens must stop allowing this insanity and madness..
Schools are run by pervert leftists everywhere, not just “liberal” states
Fine. You win. expel me. Good riddance.
Are they gonna expel the entire school?
You give the left a inch, they will take a mile. Fight it, resist or take your kids out of the school. This is the leftist school system in this country at work here. The same leftist school system that has taught the kids in school today that socialism is acceptable and appealing, that “free everything at the expense of others” is acceptable.
You either fight it or you will lose...do not be complaisant and accepting of socialist “demands.” The principal has to go, or you take your kids out of that school.
YET another reason we must work tirelessly for a Romney in November.
See post #29.
School ID chipping is one step closer to micro-chipping the rest of us. STOP, resist, fight it, take your kids out of the school, join forces with other parents, students do the same and stop these damn socialists in our school system.
You give the socialists an inch, they will take a mile, and your FREEDOM.
There’s always a way around it.
Take the * thing home and zap it in the microwave. Then wear it as they tell you. They won’t be tracking anything once it’s been zapped in the microwave.
Clone the founders, teach them modern urban warfare. Problem solved.
I’d like to add, that there aren’t men or women with enough conviction and selflessness anymore in positions of power to fight evil.
We truly are being punished. The whole world is.
What is with hippies growing up to be fascists, whod of thunk the generation of free love
Empty heads can be filled with sh## no matter what sh## that might be
They will then require the RFID to get into (and out of) the school by installing electronically activated doors. Better is to put it in a small metal box once off the school grounds. I know you can buy metal wallets to protect RFID credit cards.
Silly goose, all little drones are assimilated to their phones; politley ask carriers to patch their gps data to school skynet.
Everyone wins , kids continue to txt and watch their fav events, school is with them 24-7
Good grief, next thing you know, there will be tattos on the forearms. Now how would that look?
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In the “old days” a few hundred parents would just show up at the school board meeting and tell the Superintendent that they are going to beat the living crap out of him on the spot if he doesn't drop his asinine plan.
100 go to the mall and hook them to the under-frame of 100 vehicles.
50 go to citys' truck stop to hide them under interstate and intrastate trucks.
100 spread out to city buses, police cars, and other city service (Water Dept, Parks Dept, Sanitation Dept) vehicles.
Then, go to the park and shoot hoops or crash under a tree with their girl or boy friends.
sounds like the kind of badge I have at work. I wear it and use it to access secured areas. The badge needs to be within inches of a card reader for the chip to register.
These chips are not strong enough be read from a distance.
This is not done without big funding, who is funding this, where does the money come from????? Bet it is department of education, Fed...
There is no big deal. The ID cards are ubiquitous and a good thing. The cards tell who entered what entry at what time and when they left.
Most important, a person without the card is denied entry.
I fail to see a problem other than Luddite disgust for change.
My thought is that schools are indoctrinating kids to accept a tightly controlled society - fascism. No privacy, no free speech, & the right of gov’t to challenge you on ANY behavior - even where you go.
In past times, only a parent had this level of control. Now, gov’t has taken it away as a new gov’t function.
At this rate, 100 years from now, gov’t will dictate when, where, & under what circumstances you may defecate.
-——..so leave it in your locker at night..-——
That is one of the card’s uses. The computer knows the person did not check out. If at say 6:00 or so when all are supposed to be gone, the computer would know the child was still present. An alarm could be raised.
I’m amazed at the negative thoughts here on this subject.
Also, It is difficult to leave without swiping the card. Swiping is necessary to assure you left.
Unfortunately, you will have a lot of two-digit IQers (and a lot who vote GOP) support such nonsense as this. Too many these days have no problem with being monitored, video-taped, taking forced vaccines, GMO food, and the like.
This stuff is total Big Brother, and reasonable citizens need to vote out this school board in the next election
How in gods name is this happening in TEXAS?
I mean some NE state sure..
Its TEXAS for Petes sake!
Where is the pitch forks?
Where is the torches?
It’s the same state where the Governor, Rick Perry, tried to force little girls to take an STD vaccine (that had a fail rate of about 30%)...and the same Rick Perry that pushed property seizures to build toll roads for Mexican trucks to haul Communist Chinese goods thru Texas
And people posting on here still think Rick Perry is a CONSERVATIVE
Fortunately, many Texans rose up against Perry’s Big Government Liberal nonsense. But this stuff happens (in all states) because people do not know the difference between a Republican and a Conservative. My tagline says it all