I hate to break this to you, but it is much worse than you think.
This isn’t about privacy, or control, or education for that matter. It’s about what makes school systems tick these days - money.
The school gets paid by the number of students in first period. After they collect their money, they couldn’t care less where the kid is the rest of the day. In fact, I doubt they even care if the kid is there at all - just somebody bring his dam badge to class so we can get even more money.
The school system, at every level, is hopelessly broken. Until we turn it into a ‘for profit’ institution run be business professionals, this crap will keep happening.
“Its about what makes school systems tick these days - money.”
Very true, but the Constitutional Rights of the students get trampled in the process. I guess you can look at virtually every problem we face today in the world, and the solution is being hampered by someone or some group’s making a buck!