Some students and parents aren’t pleased with a pilot program by the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio that requires students to wear an RFID-equipped student ID tag.
As one student put it: “It’s huge and I have to wear it like a dog collar. It’s ridiculous. There’s absolutely no need for it.”
The new ID is about four times thicker than the old one. “This Smart Student ID card is designed to help us locate students in an emergency if we have to,” said a district spokesman. “It will also allow us to manage the attendance better so we can get revenues for particular schools.”
“My child doesn’t need to be tracked,” said a student’s father. “They put chips in animals to track animals but I think this is overstepping their boundaries.”
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