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tl;dr thread.

It seems to me that this is entirely the incorrect approach to 'solving' their problem, and will ultimately result in an expensive exercise in futility.

Teach people some useful skills or methods to improve their lives and you will retain a higher population of interest-vested, engaged minds.

Perhaps an audit not of a numerical GPA but the overall value of a community should be associated with the performance of such an educational facility.
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Next step, have an integrated networking system that analyzes students schedules and looks for deviations to know when a student is not in class. After a given time frame, an alert could be sent to the school administration to advise them 'x' students are out of place. If these students show as just wandering the halls, go brush them out... easy peasy. If they show as in a different classroom, likely there's a reason for that, no general cause for alarm.

That would be horrible beyond belief for me. NOT because I skip but because one of my classes involves self directed study. it's uncommon for 2/3 of the group to actually be in the classroom as they'll be doing research/working on projects all over the school.
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This is ridiculous...how can anybody want this to happen? Sure..there are people who ditch a lot and stuff but tracking ids? Seriously? Actually it's Texas...state full of conservative freaks so this doesn't surprise me actually.. This is a violation of personal rights on many levels; even if they are kids. What's with these conservative freaks voting this stuff...
Sheltering your kids from the outside world and "protecting them" is horrible parenting and by the time they're 18 and on their own their brain is still 13 years old because you shelter them. They learn to do what they're told and only listen to the top. They become gullible and ignorant. Sheep.. :OOO that's 90% of America!!! Conservatism needs to die with the 3rd generation so this country can actually get somewhere.
Lol @ this.
San Antonio is full of liberals. Its run by liberals. Castro was the keynote speaker at the DNC. Democrats made this, conservatives are against this kind of crap. Actually do your research before you make posts like this. Also your attitude toward conservatism is part of the reason this country is so divided...lighten up.
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Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post

School IS prison tongue.gif Why am I dumb for thinking that? What this school district is doing can be (loosely) related to prison, or at least house arrest. Think about it. you have a tracking device on you at all times, and if youre not where they want you to be, then the po-po is gonna get 'cha!
If you want to be truant/ditch school then that should be your own personal choice, not the school's choice.
Also, before you assume I'm a high school dropout: I am majoring in Electrical Engineering.

If you think school is prison wait until you are no longer majoring in EE and are in the work force. Heh, you haven't seen anything yet.
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I feel like if I was there I would be one of the kids who rebelled. Not trying to be paranoid but I'd rather the government not have the ability to track me.

P.S. who cares that much for homecoming? My friends and I used write in stupid things and circle them
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

If you think school is prison wait until you are no longer majoring in EE and are in the work force. Heh, you haven't seen anything yet.

i already am... lol
 
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

What happened to the good ole' days of "Keeping an eye on the students"? Seriously, are teachers that lazy/incompetent?
As someone who holds a degree in education, I will tell you that most teachers have a very good sense about what's going on around them, so clearly that is not the case.

I agree with you there. There was this one teacher and I remember walking into his class late. He was looking at his computer while talking to another teacher when I walked in. I told him I lost a handout for the class and he said "Wow you were late today and you lost the paper" most teachers are very good at knowing what is going on around them even when it appears they aren't paying attention.
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Lol 1984 here we goooooo!
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All I can say is since when did parents get so damn lazy.

I've been there and done that, came out pretty good. I might add it helped me learn a lot.

This is more like brainwashing as well as ripping freedom away in various forms.

Now we know why Dishonored had to implement so many hints. Kids these days don't even know how to think outside of the box due to reasons just like this. Instead of skipping school they have no idea it could even be an option as the generations pass. That is horrible in my mind, some of my best days were skipping school. Not to mention Senior Skip day, come one my school years ago surely wasn't the only one that had that.

Let kids be kids, losing freedom is not worth piece of mind.

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not surprissed at all. nothing the yankee's do surprises me.
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