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Each school day, the delinquent students get an automated "wake-up" phone call reminding them that they need to get to school on time. In addition, five times a day they are required to enter a code that tracks their locations: as they leave for school, when they arrive at school, at lunchtime, when they leave school and at 8pm. These students are also assigned an adult "coach" who calls them at least three times a week to see how they are doing and help them find effective ways to make sure they get to school.
it just doesn't seem right to track students like animals. I would ditch school all the time, my grades were less than par, but I still graduated... from my experience, somebody who doesn't want to go to class won't go to class, its pretty simple, applying more pressure to the situation, adding more stress to it like this will only make the bad cases worse. they are gonna pester the wrong troubled kid and end up with another columbine on their hands lol
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post #132 of 368
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it just doesn't seem right to track students like animals. I would ditch school all the time, my grades were less than par, but I still graduated... from my experience, somebody who doesn't want to go to class won't go to class, its pretty simple, applying more pressure to the situation, adding more stress to it like this will only make the bad cases worse. they are gonna pester the wrong troubled kid and end up with another columbine on their hands lol

They aren't tracking them "like animals." They are making students own up to the consequences of their mistakes and teaching personal responsibility. Attend class (as required by law) or face the consequences.

If there is pressure on anybody, it's on the teachers. Under current guidelines, a student can skip class and fail the standardized testing...the teacher then receives a lower performance evaluation because the student was a schmuck...how is that fair?

Under an RFID attendance system, truancy is drastically reduced and the teacher is then more fairly evaluated based on those standardized tests, pass/fail ratios, etc...
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Of course they are using on students. they cant protect themselves as they cant vote yet....
How would you feel if someone forced you to do this? If its fair for one person its fair for all. They are also protected under the constitution.
I have a feeling if you continue this at that age they will rebel and you will have a much worse problem. Im sure they feel like they are being punished unfairly. And yes its true.
Just like the Patriot act was to protect us hrm... and then extended and expanded. Now just try to get your rights back.

At first i thought this was ok heck it might help then i put myself in their shoes. Are they going to trust us now?
High school was supposed to be a happy time, now we are turning it into prison.
Edited by sunset1 - 10/10/12 at 1:00am
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If i was a student there I would just wrap it in tin foil.
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Originally Posted by sunset1 View Post

Of course they are using on students. they cant protect themselves as they cant vote yet....
How would you feel if someone forced you to do this? If its fair for one person its fair for all. They are also protected under the constitution.
I have a feeling if you continue this at that age they will rebel and you will have a much worse problem. Im sure they feel like they are being punished unfairly. And yes its true.
Just like the Patriot act was to protect us hrm... and then extended and expanded. Now just try to get your rights back.
At first i thought this was ok heck it might help then i put myself in their shoes. Are they going to trust us now?
High school was supposed to be a happy time, now we are turning it into prison.

Students are all minors and therefore do not have the same legal rights as an adult. Your argument holds no water as it "assumes" that children have more rights than they do.

For the record, I've also never said that I am for this...but rather than condemning this, perhaps we should look at the big picture as to why these school districts think it is necessary...maybe we should be addressing those issues instead.

And yes, the Patriot Act is the single largest traitorous act committed upon the American people in US history...
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It already has been. This is a flagrant obfuscation of human rights. Let's number our people, treat them like cattle. It's for their own good, don't you know?
This is disgusting, and whoever proposed this plan and implemented it should be fired.

100% agreed. Oh, and it only continues to get worse from here.... as people have warned every time another step, big or small, is taken in these kinds of directions frown.gif.
Edited by GoldenTiger - 10/10/12 at 1:08am
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Disgusting and uncomfortable news..
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They are making students own up to the consequences of their mistakes and teaching personal responsibility. Attend class (as required by law) or face the consequences.

So treating children like criminals is going to teach them responsibility?

Like so many others, you are so fixated on fixing the consequences you have ignored the problem.
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How is this treating students like criminals? They have to wear their student ID on a lanyard around their neck while at school...many districts have required this for more than a decade...

What is the problem I'm supposedly missing...make your case.
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Makes perfect sense. They have to make sure the kids aren't getting into trouble or endangering themselves/others.
For if they are, the blame falls directly at the school's doorstep. This has to be done for their own good.
When it comes to the safety of children, there's no such thing as being too careful.

Agreed. While this does get pretty close to that grey area where it can be taken to far we also have to consider a few factors :
-Dangers that kids face today are significantly different than when I was in school. (I am 28 y/o)
-Schools are having massive problems with drugs.
-Parents no longer are raising their kids. We have a generation of children with zero common sense and sense of responsibility.

Like I said this does raise the questions about "how far is too far," but it is far more tame of a plan than others have done before. Anyone remember the remote access of latop cameras? Yes I am sure there are ways to abuse this, but at the same time it offers the school a very powerfull way to keep track of their students because if something were to happen every parent will be asking "why didn't you do more".
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