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.
So my question would be, is the school, ie government, going to supply these bookbags with the RFID attached or is it something each parent is going to have to pay “extra” for each year?
The article - of course.
There is a pilot program in Dallas where they put a tracking device on several students that are well known for not showing up to class. According to the news it has worked beyond their expectations and the kids are excelling in class, now that they are there. One said, “hey I can’t hide.”
Soon to be your TV also. (DTV)
“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.”
Amazing. If something is free of charge then it is automatically ethical.
Are they so stupid as to not ask WHY the program is free ?
Also, this chipping of people has been foisted (as predicted by many) on the voiceless and the vulnerable: Children, elderly/infirm/crazy/demented. Who’s next ?
What about the grandkids?
That is exactly why I don't run right out and get the latest, newest vehicle or cell phone. Neither of our vehicles are trackable and my cell phone is old enough that it does not have GPS (and I know this for a fact because I work for the cell company that provides the service). I don't know what I'll do when the time comes to upgrade my phone....maybe get out of the cell phone business and ditch the cell (it's a nice convenience, but I don't really need it).
OMG MARK OF THE BEAST!
I Beat yeah to it! Nanner nanner!
Has there been any hint of that hysteria on the thread so far? I just happen to like my privacy. Thank you very much!
“There is a pilot program in Dallas where they put a tracking device on several students that are well known for not showing up to class. According to the news it has worked beyond their expectations and the kids are excelling in class, now that they are there. One said, hey I cant hide.
Yep. Select groups of people are chipped, the positive results are touted, the chipping expands...
And Google-Earth portrays our private property across the internet for all the world to snoop in ...
And “smart” homes upload our personal living habits...
And our RFID chips provide our medical/health status to our grocer’s computer which in turn allows or prevents our purchases of various food items,alochol, tobbacco etc..
Okay I’ll stop my tin-foil-hat-rant. :)
I don’t see how this would have the effect of monitoring anything but the movements of their school bags. Which they can easily trade around, leave behind at school when they leave campus to play hookey, etc.
Didn't enjoy your kids much eh? You should have home-schooled them, you might have gotten to know them better.
And thanks for caring about the rest of tagged humanity too.
“I have no idea why my kids RFID tag keeps burning out. Microwaves you say? Huh... I guess I’ll have to have my home checked. Sorry about that.”
Ya know... it’s amazing what a “cow magnet” does to the RF chip when it comes in close proximity to it.
Hmmmmmm, most rural feed stores stock plenty of cow magnets most all the time. They’re useful for all kinds of things. Seems like the kind of thing that a kid should carry in their backpack, just in case they need it.
Note: I don’t own stock in either feed stores or cow magnet mfg. companies. [grin]
Which is exactly why I said they’re sneaky! :~D I was a kid myself. I knew where the good snacks were stashed at home! And I still watched The Wonderful World of Disney Sunday nights from the hallway after being sent to bed! lol Oh, the good ole’ days when that was the extent of bad behavior. :~/
The schools are turning into prisons.
The schools are turning into prisons.
I hope the kids rebel by sticking each chip to the side of a different four-wheeler leaving town.
Or mail them to LA.
Or just swap backpacks.
What a pompous asshole thing to say. You should apologize but I know from your post that you aren't man enough.
Some of you homeschoolers make me sick. Do you homeschool to keep the teachers from seeing the bruises?
30 seconds in the microwave
You’re more right than you know. Have you seen some of the new schools they’ve built recently?? They do look exactly like prisons, imo.
LOL! Great post.
I have two teens in high school (now, 11th and 12th grades, public high school) and two in Catholic (5th and 7th).
We’ve been doing the whole college thing lately for the senior, so now we’re focused on getting through all that ;) In the process of planning a *college visit* for July and trying to make a mini vacation out of it. Kid’s first choice is Penn State (my husband and I are alums) so trying to make a vacation out of the visit this summer.
Ya’ll aren’t going to turn what’s only my 3rd thread posting into a free-for-all over homeschooling, are you?? Is this the kind of example of rudeness you set for your kids? Gees. :~( I’d hoped to post threads that were thought provoking, not argument provoking!
I wish they were (sorta). My two youngest lose everything, backpacks included!
Yep. That was a nasty post.
Have I told you lately that you rock? :)
I agree it can and could well become a slippery slope and get out of control. I made by post just for food for thought that in certain cases it just may help some individuals.