Originally Posted by longroadtrip
You are completely wrong on just about everything.
Privacy...a public school doesn't need a warrant to search a students backpack, clothing, locker...a student on school property has almost no expectation to privacy. New Jersey v. T.L.O. ruled that students have reduced right to privacy in a public school. The public school can legally track a students every move on the school property and be completely legal.
Private/Public schools ability to monitor students...see above.
Funding...you obviously have not even the slightest clue how school budgets work. Perhaps you should research that a bit more thoroughly and then get back to me. The attendance this year affects NEXT years budget
RF monitoring...your credit card has an RFID chip in it..are you monitored all over town? What about the RFID work badge...does your employer monitor your every move away from work? Please name one instance where this has been proven dangerous for the students...got news for you, you can't, it hasn't been tried before.
Whether or not it is a good or bad idea remains to be proven.
Ok...first off there should be a VERY clear definition of privacy in terms of searching, and tracking. I think you need to read a bit more in that article because they are trying to track children outside of school to see where the children are...........l. Which actually breaks on of your criteria "on school property". Plus I would take a closer look at that New Jersey vs T.L.O. ruling "According to school officials, they do require a "reasonable suspicion" to perform a search." And further more, the drugs that were found on the girl were in plain sight which is not a violation of 4th amendment. I think this situation could be faught at the supreme court level and that particular case would not even be applicable Since the school has no reasonable suspicion, then you can not override the 4th amendment, OR the privacy act. Another nail in the coffin to your argument is that schools have security cameras in the school. So if you really want to track students, why not use those???? Since they can already tack the movement of students in the school, and since they specifically say they want to track student off school grounds. IT IS ILLEGAL!!!!! Either illegal, or just plain stupid...either one.
And you are right that I have no clue how funding works. That's why I was pissed to find out how it works. I wasn't saying the huffington post got it wrong, I was saying that I could not believe how asinine the school budget was.