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the people who come up with this stuff must be truly amazed that any of us actually survived childhood...
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the people who come up with this stuff must be truly amazed that any of us actually survived childhood...

You know, just this last weekend my wife's grandma said the same thing when we were getting car seats situated. "I don't know how I survived as a kid without all this junk." and I said to her, "Well, a lot kids didn't survive. Car seats are now preventing a lot of deaths."

Now I doubt many lives will be saved by this in this one school, but my guess is that a lot of kids will be saved from being in trouble since they will have a little more supervision...maybe pay more attention to their studies and what not.
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You know, just this last weekend my wife's grandma said the same thing when we were getting car seats situated. "I don't know how I survived as a kid without all this junk." and I said to her, "Well, a lot kids didn't survive. Car seats are now preventing a lot of deaths."
Now I doubt many lives will be saved by this in this one school, but my guess is that a lot of kids will be saved from being in trouble since they will have a little more supervision...maybe pay more attention to their studies and what not.

I think the first attempt will be short lived and mishandled, leading to a lot of derision from the student body and actually ADDING unnecesary distraction from all the hoo-ha around having to use them.
I can see your reference and what you are trying to say. This is, hopefully, well intentioned and not just some seedy attempt at control for more funding. If done properly, and limited in scope, this wouldn't be bad at all. The cynic in me says... nope, dis gun fail!
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I think the first attempt will be short lived and mishandled, leading to a lot of derision from the student body and actually ADDING unnecesary distraction from all the hoo-ha around having to use them.
I can see your reference and what you are trying to say. This is, hopefully, well intentioned and not just some seedy attempt at control for more funding. If done properly, and limited in scope, this wouldn't be bad at all. The cynic in me says... nope, dis gun fail!

As long as privacy is maintained in the home i don't see the big deal. If you are in a public place you surrender most of your privacy. People can see what you are doing, where you are going, what you are wearing...ect. For some reason showing up as a map blip on a computer screen is over the top? I guess I don't see the big difference between a teacher checking the back ally of the school for kids out smoking a cigarette and skipping class or else just looking at a screen to see if any circles are out there...and if a kid just taped their ID to the bottom of a desk they could just sneak out any way if their classroom teacher didn't catch them.

All this is really going to do is help monitor who is in class before the bell rings...even then a kid may not actually have their ID on them. Give it to a friend and sneak in during the lecture.

Some of my college classes would lock the doors when class began. So if you were running late you were not going to class. I would much rather had been a blip on the screen so the instructor could see I was running to get there and left the door open.
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The problem is that it's training students to accept an invasion of privacy as normal and justified, regardless of circumstance. 15 years ago this would have caused widespread outrage and a call for the resignation of whichever administrator thought it was a good use of resources. It is no better a use of resources now, but we're so used to the pointless invasion of privacy under the so-called guise of security and safety that people don't care so much.
Edited by TranquilTempest - 10/19/12 at 2:15pm
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I support this 100%.

If you're on school's time and property and they're legally responsible for you, you do as they.
Edited by whtchocla7e - 10/19/12 at 7:44pm
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Why don't they just go ahead and put a shocker in that collar for when the student acts up?
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all my ex's live in texas
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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.

I see what you did there...

Sarcasm... biggrin.gif You're funny.
     
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Combat truancy? The kids could skip class while having someone else backpacking their Id around.

Should just implant it, all or nothing. Too extreme? /trolling. I hope the students, parents rebel. We should not be accepting or complacent of our freedoms being taken away.

Part of being a kid is learning from mistakes. They should worry more on how to prevent kids shooting schools up.
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