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Turning IDs Into Tracking Devices

Alexander Russo | November 29, 2012



Many schools already require students to wear IDs with pictures, ID numbers, and class schedules on them.

Now, a Texas high school student is on the verge of being transferred out of her magnet program to another school because she’s refused to participate in the pilot RFID tracking program in which plastic ID badges being embedded with radio frequency tags (pictured) that allow administrators to locate students (and count them towards daily attendance, which affects revenue).  In the Christian Science MonitorDo school IDs with locator chips violate religious freedom?

There’s no news of them being tried out in LA schools, though there’s probably someone at LAUSD who’s probably already thought about it.

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