Too lazy to look through this thread, but I'm curious, is anyone here actually in favor of this tracking system?
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
I am in favour of schools registering that students are actually attending classes and not skipping class to smoke behind the bike sheds or go off to the arcade down the road. I'm also in favour of schools having an accurate list of exactly who is in the school at a given time, vital in the event of emergencies like fires.
There are various technological solutions that can make these things easier, more efficient and more accurate so I see absolutely no reason why a school shouldn't invests in using them. Some of those solutions could involve student ID cards with RFID chips in them but there is a wide variety in how they could be implemented. Some I'd see absolutely no problem with, others would raise legitimate concerns.
If people which to discuss and debate those actual solutions and any concerns they may raise, either in the context of information about exactly what is implemented as the school in question or on wider principals, that sounds perfectly reasonable. There seems to be lots of people who want to (and want to inspire others) to run around like headless chickens panicking about the government tracking people in their homes which is at the very best a tangent to this thread which needs a whole load more substance to turn it in to it's own rational discussion.
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville