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post #21 of 25
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I'm curious how many of the posters have kids who attend schools with thousands of students, or have recently visited a campus of this size. 

well I was one- my DD graduated from a Univ. with several thousand on campus (5000 at the time she attended and now it's 6+thousand) and the answer is exactly the same- NO WAY

many "children" enter college at a pre 18 age with several thousand students and do just fine, the driving age in my state is 16 and I didn't need my child chipped to enter cities of several thousands at that age and she also did not have a cell phone at that time either----it's called trust and taking responsibility in our case

 

we did not have to deal with it for pre-college level

 

even given the scenario you stated, (but the office didn't have a clue where she was or any way to figure it out.) - there is no way to know what is being suggested would even work given the off campus location and the tracking device- and with most "lock downs" fire, etc you would also need to have off campus monitoring to ensure the system would be accessible in the event no one could get in or get out of the facility with the info

 

I personally see an over reach here. I see massive room for mismanagement. I see numerous ways to evade the system and in the end---so what? If you child doesn't register be it by a electronic chip bottom line or the old fashion way of simply checking ......you have a problem and a chip doesn't solve it, it just makes you feel good but you still would have a child that would skip out of where they are. What are you going do- call the police (who in most cases may not have access to a private system like this one) so they can hunt down and taze the chipped student off campus? ROTFLMAO.gifor let the parent know and what wait until the parent comes and what....? still think that a student who doesn't want to be found is really going to care.

 

I don't see that this is anything but a feel-good approach that just serves to lessons responsibility. 

 

 

ETA - I can see this as a challenge to it's constitutionality and I can see it failing. Yea Anonymous!!

post #22 of 25
I don't see this working for high schools students - they would just take it off if they wanted to skip. Frankly, I don't see the point for that age.
I could see this being helpful in certain schools for elementary students, maybe kindergarteners if its a large campus with large class sizes.

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post #23 of 25

NO WAY TO THIS!!!  

post #24 of 25

Looney. Really young kids would hopefully not be in a class or area so huge that they could be lost. And older kids who don't want to be tracked would just take it off and leave it in a classroom. 

Sounds like using the local population as a guinea pig test case. "we try to track people, albeit in a totally unenforceable way. Let's see how the public responds. Will they balk or will they accept like sheep or..." Who is doing the tracking? Not that I'm paranoid. winky.gif

post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by AllisonR View Post

Looney. Really young kids would hopefully not be in a class or area so huge that they could be lost. 

You'd like to think but it happens all the time. Kids don't get transferred to the next people that are responsible for them. Kids run away or wander from their group. There was just a news article about a kid who was left in a locked classroom (put there for behavioral reasons) and forgotten about at the end of the day. In addition to that, he'd not been put on the bus home a couple of times previously. My friend's kid didn't get picked up by his after school program and he was wandering around the school property by himself for a long time. An adult told him to go to the office but didn't walk him there and there was no one in the office. I remember another story about a kindergartener (or perhaps preschooler) who walked some distance by himself along busy streets to get to his after school program because he wasn't put on his bus and no one noticed.  My own ds ran away from school (at age 4).

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