Just In: San Antonio's Northside I.S.D. Ends RFID Badge Tracking ProgramSubmitted by RobHino on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 00:46
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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