Wired has a story about a public charter school in Buffalo that now tracks student attendence with mandatory RFID tags. The school's director said 'All this relates to safety and keeping track of kids...Eventually it will become a monitoring tool for us..' In the future the system will expand to '...track library loans, disciplinary records, cafeteria purchases and visits to the nurse's office...punctuality...and to verify the time [students] get on and off school buses.'http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/03/10/24/1426235.shtml?tid=146&tid=158&tid=99
Nobody is going to be putting RFID tags in my
kids. Call me a luddite if you want.