In Texas, a state that seems to be bucking for its own chapter in Bad For You, a school district finally dropped its plans to track students with computer chip-embedded RFID cards. Apparently, privacy and student objections weren’t the reason so much as teachers found they wasted too much time tracking down wayward kids. Luckily the school has another solution:
“We’re very confident we can still maintain a safe and secure school because of the 200 cameras that are installed at John Jay High School and the 100 that are installed at Jones Middle School.”
Unfortunately, the district had won a court battle declaring the cards didn’t violate students’ right to privacy or religion, paving the way for other schools to give it a try. But the student who brought the lawsuit, Andrea Hernandez, was overjoyed at the recent development: “I’m just really glad they discontinued it and no other student had to go through what I went through.” Click here to find out exactly what she did go through.