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Pupil refused to wear RFID

Midnight_Caller
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Pupil refused to wear RFID

Hi All
Just seen this:
[quote="BBC"]
Pupil Hernandez, who refused to wear RFID, loses appeal
A Texan student who refused to wear a badge with a radio tag that tracked her movements has lost a federal court appeal against her school's ID policy.
The radio chips track attendance, which in turn helps secure school funding.
But Andrea Hernandez, 15, stopped wearing the badge on religious grounds, saying it was the "mark of the beast".
After John Jay High School suspended her, she went to court and won a temporary injunction to continue her studies at the school, without the tag.
The federal court ruling overturned that, saying if she was to stay at the school, she would be required to wear the badge. Otherwise, she would have to transfer to a new school.
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Hum I see this coming to a school near to you!
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Re: Pupil refused to wear RFID

Sounds an interesting idea.
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Re: Pupil refused to wear RFID

If only I could track my wife...........more to the point my credit card Roll eyes
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Re: Pupil refused to wear RFID

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Hum I see this coming to a school near to you!

Yeah, and the rests. All in good time.
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Re: Pupil refused to wear RFID

I see nothing wrong with this idea.  It can only help security.
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Hum I see this coming to a school near to you!

If that happened over here I expect the students would be smart enough to abide by the rules and wear the badges.
Except they would probably all wrap them in tin foil first.
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Re: Pupil refused to wear RFID

They would probably swap them between each other.... just to confuse the system, as to who was exactly where   Cheesy


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They would probably swap them between each other.... just to confuse the system, as to who was exactly where   Cheesy

Not when they could be accidentally flushed down the toilet, dropped in the playground, down a drain, shoved in the laundry etc. The schools will soon get fed up of replacing them.
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Re: Pupil refused to wear RFID

It would seem like MC is seeing this as a bad thing, but I think it's quite positive and maybe the first sensible suggestion for rfid I've seen.
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Re: Pupil refused to wear RFID

In my day the teachers knew the pupils by name and recognised if anyone was missing from class. If a pupil tried to go AWOL it was dealt with pretty sharply.
Now the education administrators try to abrogate their responsibility through the use of unnecessary technology.
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Re: Pupil refused to wear RFID

Yes, but with the onset of the kids shouting "I've got rights" and the erosion of teachers to punish or restrain it may help.
Schools also seem to be consolidating and getting very large with 1500+ pupils becoming the norm.
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Re: Pupil refused to wear RFID

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and maybe the first sensible suggestion for rfid I've seen.

Credit/debit cards use RFID and I like it.  I can simply put my card in front of a reader and payment is made.  Smiley
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Not when they could be accidentally flushed down the toilet, dropped in the playground, down a drain, shoved in the laundry etc. The schools will soon get fed up of replacing them.

At the last place I worked at the company installed a security barrier on the entrance.
Each employee who needed one was given a swipe tag to open the barrier.
Along with the tag was a notice detailing it's usage and advising if it was lost a replacement would attract a £10 charge.
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That would seem a logical solution.  People would eventually get the message Wink
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Re: Pupil refused to wear RFID

Looks like Mickey Mouse is getting in on the act as well:
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