The San Antonio Texas school district wants to tag the students of the John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School with RFID chips so that the students can be tracked. Students and parents are suitably outraged, but haven’t dragged the school officials into the street for a good, ol-fashioned beat down, which is about all that stops meddlesome Progressives from their relentless efforts to control everyone else but themselves.
Here’s one of the real reasons for this: “District spokesman Pasqual Gonzalez says the two campuses have a high rate of truancy and tardiness, and the district could gain $2 million in state funding by improving attendance at the schools.” [Emphasis mine.] I’m sure there’s a nice bit of corporate money that would be had for being a pilot program of the devices.
The response is simple: Do not allow them to tag your child. Sue the district (it’s a great class action case.) If you have to, homeschool. If you have to, move to a new city or state. If nothing else works, drag your superintendents into the street and show them the error of their ways. These “experts” and their bureaucratic monkeys will not stop until they control every aspect of your and your kids’ lives. (This is just one of the many reasons why there is no f$%king way my kid is going to public school.)
Just an exit suggestion for the school officials: maybe, just maybe, if you were trying to do your job and engage the kids with education — not indoctrination, not warehousing them until they can graduate as a functional illiterate, no boring the crap out of them by aiming at the least common denominator — there might be less truancy in those two schools.