Skip to comments.U.S. School District to Begin Microchipping Students
Posted on 06/17/2008 5:46:32 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett
(NaturalNews) A Rhode Island school district has announced a pilot program to monitor student movements by means of radio frequency identification (RFID) chips implanted in their schoolbags.
Big Brother loves your kids...under his watchful eye and control.
Homeschool. The public education system is a scary place to be.
No way. Not now - not ever.
And no, I don't need to hear from the home school/private school crowd, thank you very much.
To which are you referring?? The article or to my suggestion of homeschooling??
Are the schoolbags chained to the students?
This “pilot program” will not have an equal number of takeoffs and landings!
Next thing you know, they’ll want these on all motor vehicles for taxation and speed enforcement purposes. This kind of stuff really gets under my skin.
That’s what I was thinking. Kids are sneaky. If they don’t want to be found....
Well, it’s about time someone started keeping track of those school bags. My kids lost an average of two per year throughout their elementary years...
Ya pay a kid in your class to put your schoolbag inside his or hers and then you ditch class.
Won’t be long until employers are doing the same thing. It’s only a small stretch to imagine the govt mandating it for everyone. Your car is already tracked as well as your cell phone.
The school district says that its current plan is no different than other programs already in place for parentsto monitor their childrens school experience. For example, parents can already check on their childrens attendance records and what they have for lunch, said district Superintendent Rosemary Kraeger.
Brown disputed this argument. The school is perfectly entitled to track its buses, he said, but its a quantitative leap to monitor children themselves. He raised the question of whether unauthorized individuals could use easily available RFID readers to find out students private information and monitor their movements.
Because the pilot program is being provided to the school district at no cost, it did not require approval from the Rhode Island ethics commission.
It doesnt look real to me either.
On the other hand it begs a question
How big a magnet to disable those chips?
No, and you know without a doubt that the kids will be "gaming the system" on this one. They will invent new ways to confound and confuse the school administration trying to keep track of them, and they will get big laughs from it. The kids won't see it as the intrusiveness of "Big Brother", but I'm confident they won't all just fall in line and make it easy for the school.