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I just heard on the news that the 7th and 8th grade students have been required to wear neck braces that track their meanderings and help take roll in each and every class.

The tag has the child's name, address and phone number. The students whereabouts are recorded, and each student is required to wear it daily. The superintendant of education has been working with the local tech company "Incom" (?), I think, and they are testing its usefulness. The superintendant is also expecting $$$ in kickbacks from the tech if it is successful.

Why are we using children to test this? Why aren't they using the high school students or convicts to test this? Why aren't we tracking suspected terrorists or other undesireables? I have had trouble finding out if there are any pedophiles or any other criminals in my neighborhood, and now the school districts are spending $ tracking early adolescents instead.

...And I thought it was bad when they put metal detectors in the schools.

Anyone know anything about this?

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Do I need to provide a link?

I am not as savvy as most of you in this regard.

I simply heard it on the radio, and I just want to know if any of you have heard about it who live in the area.

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Sorry, I guess I am savvy when I try.

Here it is, or at least this is the reading across the top of the page when I found it.

http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pb...WS/502150113/I

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O.K., it does not work for me, but I went to yahoo.com news and then I typed in Sutter, California in the search box, and the article link was on the first page. It is there. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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try -

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...AGGOB814D1.DTL

or

sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/02/10BAGGOB814D1.DTL

Editted to add: O.K., I am lost. What am I doing wrong? I have an Apple, so is that why it is not doing the control v, control c action?

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I was picturing a neck brace -- like something you wear when you're injured -- but it's an ID badge worn around the neck. http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/02...g.students.ap/

Ridiculous.
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Thank you, reader.

(...and I call myself an educator; for shame!...)

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I live not too far from this school district. Apparently the ID plan has been cancelled because the company that makes the tags pulled out of the deal: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercu...0911322.htm?1c
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