Quote:In an attempt to get more money from the state, a middle school and high school in Texas are implementing a program in which student IDs will be outfitted with radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips in order to track their movements around school..........
Of course, this has nothing to do with parents or anything of the sort. “It’s going to give us the opportunity to track our students in the building,” said Wendy Reyes, the principal at Jones Middle School, where 1,200 students are going to be tagged and monitored.
NISD is going to begin the program by rolling it out to Jones Middle School and Jay High School, and if it is successful we could likely see it expanded significantly since it costs around $10 to $15 per ID.
“They may have been in the nurse’s office, or the counselor’s office, or vice principal’s office, but they were marked absent from the classroom because they weren’t sitting in the class,” Reyes said.
“It will help us have a more accurate account of our attendance,” she added.
This is where it becomes clear what the real purpose is: money.
According to KVUE, NISD loses $175,000 every day in state funding due to children who either are absent or tardy to class.
Apparently, being able to monitor students who weren’t able to make it to first period could pay off greatly, potentially over $250,000 in state funding, according to district officials.
Furthermore, they claim that they could obtain $1.2 million from Medicaid since they will also be monitoring the movements of the special-needs students.
Another interesting aspect of their argument is the supposed convenient nature of the RFID-equipped cards.
“Not just locating a student, but also checking out books from the library, getting food out of the cafeteria, access to a computer lab, etcetera,” Gonzalez stated.
This is yet another common attempt to get people to accept invasions of privacy, as well as the classic incentivizing in which benefits are offered for those who agree to use the technology while those who refuse are barred from said benefits.
I've come to believe the
goal of all this is a microchipped
population and a cashless
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