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    Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear a School-Issued RFID Tracker
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    Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear a School-Issued RFID Tracker
    by David Kravets

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    2:30 p.m. PST UPDATE: A local Texas judge on Wednesday tentatively blocked the suspension, pending further hearings next week.

    A Texas high school student is being suspended for refusing to wear a student ID card implanted with a radio-frequency identification chip.

    Northside Independent School District in San Antonio began issuing the RFID-chip-laden student-body cards when the semester began in the fall. The ID badge has a bar code associated with a student’s Social Security number, and the RFID chip monitors pupils’ movements on campus, from when they arrive until when they leave.

    Radio-frequency identification devices are a daily part of the electronic age — found in passports, and library and payment cards. Eventually they’re expected to replace bar-code labels on consumer goods. Now schools across the nation are slowly adopting them as well.

    The suspended student, sophomore Andrea Hernandez, was notified by the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio that she won’t be able to continue attending John Jay High School unless she wears the badge around her neck, which she has been refusing to do. The district said the girl, who objects on privacy and religious grounds, beginning Monday would have to attend another high school in the district that does not yet employ the RFID tags.

    The Rutherford Institute said it would go to court and try to nullify the district’s decision. The institute said that the district’s stated purpose for the program — to enhance their coffers — is “fundamentally disturbing.”

    “There is something fundamentally disturbing about this school district’s insistence on steamrolling students into complying with programs that have nothing whatsoever to do with academic priorities and everything to do with fattening school coffers,” said John Whitehead, the institute’s president.

    Like most state-financed schools, the district’s budget is tied to average daily attendance. If a student is not in his seat during morning roll call, the district doesn’t receive daily funding for that pupil because the school has no way of knowing for sure if the student is there.

    But with the RFID tracking, students not at their desk but tracked on campus are counted as being in school that day, and the district receives its daily allotment for that student.

    Tagging school children with RFID chips is uncommon, but not new. A federally funded preschool in Richmond, California, began embedding RFID chips in students’ clothing in 2010. And an elementary school outside of Sacramento, California, scrubbed a plan in 2005 amid a parental uproar. And a Houston, Texas, school district began using the chips to monitor students on 13 campuses in 2004 for the same reasons the Northside Independent School District implemented the program. Northside is mulling adopting the program for its other 110 schools.

    The Hernandez family, which is Christian, told InfoWars that the sophomore is declining to wear the badge because it signifies Satan, or the Mark of the Beast warning in Revelations 13: 16-18.

    The district, in a letter last week to the family, said it would allow her to continue attending the magnet school with “the battery and chip removed.” But the girl’s father, Steve Hernandez, said the district told him that the offer came on the condition that he must “agree to stop criticizing the program and publicly support it,” a proposition the father told WND Education that he could not stomach.

    The district was not immediately available to comment.

    source: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/11...suspension

    see also The Rutherford Institute: https://www.rutherford.org/publications_...chool_from

    This is the letter that the school sent to the family of the student:
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    courtesy of: http://www.infowars.com/student-expelled...fid-badge/

    It seems the mainstream press have focused on the religious aspect of the family's beliefs, probably to give the story a lunatic fringe tone. Their beliefs are irrelevent to most people who aren't Christian, but going off the readers comments accompanying these articles, most people agree that RFID chips are an infringement of their privacy, and that chipping and tracking children is the start of a very slippery slope to tyranny.
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    #2
    another good one spud

    consistency is the hobdob
    of small minds[
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    #3
    What a load of shit . . . I seriously hope that this school is punished for such an overstepping action, but I have my doubts that justice will prevail . . .

    Wildcard is awesome.
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    #4
    throw in a bit of terrorist scare and everything is allowed these days

    consistency is the hobdob
    of small minds[
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    #5
    I thought Texas was one place where people were fiercely independent and proud to stand up to govt bullies.

    Good for this girl.

    I just hope other Texans jump on the bandwagon and help her.

    Stupid government bullies.

    I'm with the YAKshagger on this one!
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    #6
    they should get their ears tagged,not very far of,i tell you

    consistency is the hobdob
    of small minds[
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    (12-07-2012, 04:51 AM)AliShibaz Wrote:  I thought Texas was one place where people were fiercely independent and proud to stand up to govt bullies.

    Good for this girl.

    I just hope other Texans jump on the bandwagon and help her.

    Stupid government bullies.

    I'm with the YAKshagger on this one!

    texans only like to defy the federal government... it goes back to when texas was it's own country.

    to be perfectly honest, while i don't like rdif tagging people in general... today's kids are a bunch of little horny monsters. in fact, i found this out several years ago, but apparently, the little colored bracelets that kids wear are actually secret symbols to alert other kids of what sexual tricks they are willing to turn.

    it's not as if the tags are permanently attacked to the kid... and school id cards have been around forever... if this helps the school keep tabs on them... i say let them tag the little beast or ship her off to a different school... the fact that the family says that the 'id' represents satan is enough for this case to be dismissed as it's just religious bullfuckingshittery.

    keep in mind, that this is also the same place that issued science books that said the dinosaurs didn't exist and the math books are issued by mc donalds.

    "Yeah. I understand the mechanics of it, shithead. I just don't understand how this is any less retarded than what I'm suggesting." - Kiley; Housebound.
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    (12-08-2012, 01:22 AM)sporkium Wrote:  and the math books are issued by mc donalds.

    seriously? WTF
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    they were... i dunno know if they still are...public schools are some of the most ridiculous institutions on the planet... the majority of their decisions and practices are laid out like plans devised to catch the road runner or fund the church of scientology.

    for example... i live in los angeles... our school district, the 'los angeles unified school district' is the biggest money pit on the planet. the superintendent gets paid about $300,000 yearly, gets a $45,000 expense account, $3,000 a month for housing and a company car... with a driver.

    their superintendents have assistants who's assistant's assistants have assistants who have secretaries who have secretaries.

    school districts are bureaucracies... and not the good, efficient kind.

    "Yeah. I understand the mechanics of it, shithead. I just don't understand how this is any less retarded than what I'm suggesting." - Kiley; Housebound.
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    i've just been reading the L.A.U.S.D. Superintendent's (Dr John E. Deasy) bio : "Prior to joining the Los Angeles Unified School District in August 2010, Dr. Deasy served as Deputy Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation." It's becoming clear now what this man's mission is: "During his time in Prince George’s, Dr. Deasy also launched a pay‐for-performance plan that was approved by the Board of Education and developed jointly with labor, making the district a leader nationally in efforts to reward teachers for gains in student achievement." What this means for teachers is that if they don't conform and toe the line as educators, then fuck paying them. Conformity = pay packet.

    His offices message is: "We are still very much in the thick of the Civil Rights movement, only now a cup of coffee at the lunch counter is a diploma for our youth. " I don't even know what that means but.. dafuq? And what next for school textbooks, Environmental Science books by Monsanto, History by Raytheon, Ethics by Blackwater, Home Economics by Wal-Mart, and Geography by Exxon Mobil? Struth!
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