Taking Back America By Taking Back Our Schools
A developing rebellion among students in Texas against a plan by a school district in San Antonio to make students wear RFID chips to monitor the exact location and activities of all students at all times.
A member of Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering, Katie Deolloz told WND today that parents and students from San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District placed their concerns to the school board last night, about privacy and other issues.
School district officials did not respond to a WND request for comment, but the developing furor comes only days after a coalition of civil rights and privacy organizations publicly stated their opposition to “spychipping” the students.
A “position paper” from groups including the American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Big Brother Watch, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, Constitutional Alliance, Freedom Force International, Friends of Privacy USA, the Identity Project and Privacy Activism said no students should be subjected to the “chipping” program “unless there is sufficient evidence of its safety and effectiveness.”
I can say this in ALL seriousness.
When my kid goes out the front door of the school, they will NOT be wearing that, or have it ANYWHERE on. or in, their person.
Maybe I can't stop the school from requiring it on school grounds (like an ID), but if my kid came home with that, I would stomp it into dust, and the next day, I would take it back to school and tell them exactly what they can do with it.
“Children should never be used as test subjects for technology, no matter what their socio-economic status. If schools choose to move forward without complete information and are willing to accept the associated liability, they should have provisions in place to adhere to the principles of fair information practices and respect individuals’ rights to opt out based on their conscientious and religious objections,” the statement said.
The paper said RFID tracking is dehumanizing, since it can “monitor how long a student or teacher spends in a bathroom stall.”
The plans also violate free speech and association, since the presence of a tracking device “could dissuade individuals from exercising their rights to freedom of thought, speech and association. For example, students might avoid seeking counsel when they know their RFID tags will document their presence at locations like counselor and School Resource Officer offices.”
This is America. We spent millions on privacy issues and now they want to ignor them. No superintendent has this kind of authority over a school full of children. We can't even make pedophiles or murderers wear tracking devices unless they are under probation. We have all kinds of criminals running around but they want to "chip" our kids. This is insane!!
The public school system and teachers union is filled with liberals and democrats. Trying to use the distract and deflect techniques from the lefties. Just because Texas majority is Republican, doesn't mean this School in questions leaders and policy makers are not Democratic. Surely you are not suggesting that everyone in a particular State represents one particular party.
“San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District plans to incorporate RFID tags into mandatory student ID cards. One school district in Brazil has incorporated the tracking tags into uniforms. In both cases, the goal is to keep students, teachers and staff under constant surveillance,” the report said.
“RFID is used to track factory inventory and monitor farm animals,” said Albrecht, director of CASPIAN and co-author of “Spychips.” “Schools, of all places, should be teaching children how to participate in a free democratic society, not conditioning them to be tracked like cattle. Districts planning to use RFID should brace themselves for a parent backlash, protests, and lawsuits.”