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Just In: San Antonio's Northside I.S.D. Ends RFID Badge Tracking Program

Thanks to everyone in Austin and San Antonio for helping defeat this initiative!

Northside I.S.D. Ends Badge Tracking Program
By: Fox S.A. Staff
Monday, July 15 2013, 08:52 PM CDT

Northside I.S.D. has scrapped its controversial program to track students through ID badges.

District officials told Fox San Antonio Monday that they have ended the program that put tracking chips in student ID badges at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School.

The district started the program in 2012 to track student attendance but officials told Fox San Antonio that they never saw meaningful improvement at either campus.

The badges were criticized by civil liberties groups - and even one student who sued because she felt they violated her religious freedom.

Here's a little background: http://www.dailypaul.com/263768/update

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Wow thats awesome. I figured

Wow thats awesome. I figured budget cuts or public pressure would have eventually ended it.

Southern Agrarian

Well...

I think the idea was that this was going to raise revenues by keeping better track of attendance, but it didn't work. The district also received a lot of negative publicity, so they pulled the program.

You should hear about the downtown trolley car debacle that's been going on. I think it deserves a post. I think I'll make one later today on this topic!

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If its a part of the SA2020

If its a part of the SA2020 debacle it must be good.

Southern Agrarian

Good news

Thanks for the update.

No problem, but the credit really goes to...

...all the students, families, and community members who protested and testified at the hearings. I know the Hill Country and San Antonio Chapters of We Are Change and also Texans for Accountable Government were really active in covering and protesting this.

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Thanks for the effort!

And thanks for the update.