Brushing aside privacy concerns by parents and civil rights activists, a Texas school district has gone live with a controversial program requiring all students to wear a locator radio chip that will enable officials to track their every move – or face expulsion.
At the beginning of the school year students at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School within the Northside Independent School District were told their old student ID badges were no longer valid. During registration they were required to obtain new badges containing a radio frequency identification tracker chip.
U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia said the San Antonio Northside School District had the right to expel sophomore Andrea Hernandez, 15, from a magnet school at Jay High School, because she refused to wear the device, which is required of all students.
The school district – the fourth largest in Texas with about 100,000 students – is not attempting to track or regulate students’ activities, or spy on them, district spokesman Pascual Gonzalez said.
The district’s stated reason is to help obtain funding from the state by documenting the number of students who attend the school.
The technofascist control grid is growing at a steady pace, now your children are one the first experiments in the surveillance web. Not only are they being tracked at a school, they are even tracked by the clothes they buy, and even the candy bars they choose to eat. Like rats in a lab, we are all being tracked, traced and surveilled form multiple source’s. And it’all because we have allowed it to happen.
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