Student ID'sSubmitted by DFarrell on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 23:24
I'm not sure where this belongs so if the mods could move it if I posted in the wrong place please move it.
My son started middle school last week.
They gave him a student ID and require it be used for everything including buying his PE clothes.
My parents took him to his first day because I had to work to pay the rent. They told me about that and I was outraged that a student ID was needed to buy a pair of sweats and a T-Shirt.
So I voiced my opinion to my parents.
Then last night my mom tells me there is a secret website I can go to where I can spy on my child.
So I tell her I'm not in the business of spying on my son and she hands off the phone to my dad who starts screaming at me that I made my mother angry and that when I make her angry I make him angry.
So I told him I don't appreciate being screamed at. I asked what he did when I was a kid before the internet. That DIDN'T shut him up pretty quick. He said "well you always did your homework" so I said so does my son. And asked if the internet was around when I was a kid and again, what did they do.
I told him that I will be conversing with my son's teachers and I don't need some secret spy website and I will do it in front of my child and not hide in the shadows. That shut him up.
I have a policy in my house. My son must read for 30 minutes every day. I think that's even more important than the junk they teach in school now. I teach him to read to oldest books he possibly can. He's a great kid.
Then today my son told me he's going to have to wear his student ID around his neck like dog tags.
You guys understand what dog tags are right? That means you are owned by the govt.
I'm a single dad. I've been raising my child alone all his life. I would opt out of the public school system but I can't. But this just seems really wrong.
Even if I rented a room I wouldn't be able to put him in private school let alone home school.
Am I being paranoid or is this out of control? Would you have your ID scanned buying a pair of sweat pants? They are indoctrinating our kids.
Like someone at work said the RFID chips in animals are just an experiment. I checked for a chip in the ID and there was none but the fact of the matter is my child will have to wear an ID on his neck with a bar code bugs me.