Roll call is going high-tech in Washington County, Fla. Rather than the usual name calling and response, students are now checking into class with finger scanning devices. And to keep better track of students from the minute they come under district supervision until they are delivered safely home again, the scanners are now moving from the school building to the school bus.
The systems have been active inside Washington County schools for roughly two months, but since most of the students in the district ride the bus anyhow, officials have decided the best place for the scanners is on the buses themselves. In the next week, a handful of buses will get the scanners. If the system proves worthwhile, all buses will have them by semester's end.
At $30 per student per year, the system isn't necessarily cheap. But considering the uptick in attendance (which means more money from the state in many districts) and the inherent increase in accountability and student safety, it may well be worth the cost. And naturally, parents who don't want their children fingerprinted coming to and from school for whatever reason can opt to have their kids check in with their teachers in a more analog fashion.
30$ per student per year is cheap
Or they could put micro circuit chips in all the students and have sensors in the school to do a constant tracking. The children will be on time for school, no lingering in the hallways, no hang outs in the bathroom or locker room. We will have 100% compliance.
Once the micro chip is established, then we will have the student return to the doctor and have an electronic augmentation attaché to their lower brain. We will hear all what the student hears and we can speak to the student directly to their brain. If we find the student acting inappropriately, we can start shutting down some biological functions to gain his attention. As the student sleeps we can communicate with him and feed his homework and studies directly to his brain. If we find the student watching things we do not prefer we can turn off his eyes and ears. She the student feel the need to use foul language, we can control his tongue and make him speak gibberish.
Our boys and girls will be good boys and girls and our future will be certain. Compliance will be mandatory!
Adolescence and rebellion behavior will be a thing of the past. All our children will have beautiful behavior as the state deems! The age of cyborg has arrived! ;)
All mandatory RFID chips would do is creat a market for spoofing programs. Poof. Gone. OMG theres 500 of me... etc.
As long as it's all remains 0's and 1's there will ALWAYS be counter measures.
Expansion of the IAFIS system.
nope. i wouldn't let them get my prints. that way they can use it for future reference if they ever need to round up all americans some day and put them in concentration camps. whats next? eye scans. that plus the "Homeland Security Application" would be hard to hide from.
The people of the world only divide into two kinds, One sort with brains who hold no religion, The other with religion and no brain.
- Abu-al-Ala al-Marri
Is that Tom Thumb thumb who stuck his finger into a plum?
But of course not, but has to be
Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said 'What a good boy am I!
Silly me, I miss identified this thumb.
This thumb shows no purple thumb juice,
mystery solved. ;)
education is the number one reason to reduce poverty, poverty is the number one reason for crime and substance abuse.
the number one reason for having a lower education is poor or non attendance ... the government whose been tasked to educate the public and reduce poverty and crime is tackling the 3 number one causes for each with one solution.
they'll also be tackling the economy long term, with a higher education level, they'll be able to relax on the dependence on skilled immigrants to fill the white collar workforce positions and employ natural citizens instead. reducing immigration, increasing domestic skilled workforce, and so on...
increasing school attendance is only a good thing. kids have to go to school for a reason.
i myself only went to school until the first semester of grade 10 before completing my entire diploma at home during the second semester. with scholarship offers from universities on both sides of the border i joined the military instead as a grunt.
i had poor attendance while in school, needing an exemption every year from grade 7 to 10 because of an insufficient number of hours in class, though always the highest test scores i averaged a C- most years.
regular attendance in school would have change my life greatly and surely my annual income.
the law says kids have to go to school, the reasons are obvious why. there's no brain washing, forced control... private and home schools are always options. making sure the kids are actually in school, safe and learning when the government is being charged to keep them safe and educated is a good thing.
some will say it's a gateway tech, that will only lead to other more invasive tech.. but it's less invasive and less perverse than uniforms. (to which i also agree with for many social reasons)
the kids are supposed to be in school, therefor make sure they are in school. simple.
Yeah, like I said, dumb US citizens give away their ID and rights. Hello, everybody!! Now ask how many people have been detained with harmful material during the last 10 years.
How dumb can you get, really, future US citizens?
1984 it wasn't a warning, it was a blue print.
I chose to do this article because it looked like something interesting to actually learn about and it appealed to me. This article stuck out to me because being in high school I think it would be a lot easier to take attendance by scanning everyone’s thumbs instead of having to do attendance in class. Doing this actually would save a lot of time and that would mean that there would be more class time for students to learn. The thing that I find interesting about this article is that it is showing us how technology can be very useful for almost everything and make our lives easier or more organized. This article makes me think of how much people actually rely on technology in everyday life. I believe that this is a good way of taking attendance and that this process should be used in every school around the world. If every school in the world took attendance this way it would probably save a lot of time. Instead of sitting in class for 10 minutes taking attendance, you would just scan your finger when you come into class, sit down and start class right away. It would leave more time for learning. I also think that this would be a good idea because some students would look forward to walking into class because they would get to scan their finger. Others can learn a lot from this article. They can learn that technology is important in our everyday life and that technology can make our lives easier, and our work more efficient to do.