Originally Posted by Valor958
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.