posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 10:31 PM
Personally, I don't see how this can hurt anyone. There is no harm in using safe, effective methods to keep track of students, in the effort to keep
them safe and secure. If there is an effective method of preventing a problem before it happens, all the better.
“We are conditioning these children to understand that they have no personal space, no personal privacy.”
To the best of my knowledge, being a student myself, teacher's/personnel keeping track of bussing and classes do take attendance and still monitor
whether or not students are present. They still know the number of classes you skipped or were absent/late from. So basically, the school still knows
when your in class or not, not really changing the amount of privacy you would have under this sort of system.
If students are worried that possible employers are going to bring up their attendance records, perhaps it will promote better habits among youth.
There isn't any harm in having students that are more convinced to attend their classes. It would also seem very strange if you're refused a job
because you were absent a lot in the 5th grade. Personally, I don't see how being absent in the 5th grade a lot could affect how you would act
taking on a job as an adult.
If this is only used for school than I don't see the harm in monitoring students, it just helps to ensure that they are safe, knowing that the school
can find them easily should something go wrong.