Should Schools Be Able to Track Students With Their IDs?
The Northside Independent School District in Bexar County, Texas has started a pilot project to put RFID chips in students' IDs to track their whereabouts for attendance purposes. Tonight The Five hosts discussed whether this was an invasion of privacy or a necessary precaution.
Bob thought it was a good idea because "teenagers -- no matter how smart -- are dumb... there are too many things that can happen to them."
Dana argued "it's a slippery slope to other things" and that if employers started tracking their employees' movements many would be up in arms.
Eric argued that a lot of societal problems do stem from truancy, but Andrea thought "the idea is a huge waste of money" as "the ID chips don't work when they leave the school... if parents want to do it, that's great."
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