The lovely thing about technology is that it helps you control children.
They need to be controlled. Otherwise, they will run amok and do all sorts of dreadful things, like go to the restroom, smoke cigarettes, or kiss each other.
Hanging IDs with RFID chips around students' necks isn't exactly new. Some Texas schools have been enjoying it for some time.
However, recently, the Northside Independent Schools District in San Antonio encountered a little consternation when it announced its foray into the idea -- one that is reportedly being instituted to combat truancy (and therefore make the schools more money).
Now that the IDs are in force, a counter-force has emerged: civil disobedience.
I would like to identify MySanAntonio.com as suggesting that most kids happily accept the new tags, as their path through school (if they show up) is made simpler and quicker. For example, in the lunch queue. … Read more