This makes me angry. Why in the world would they need to "track" kids??? GRRRRRR
Schools are there to provide a safe environment for the kids to learn to make good decisions and be responsible for themselves. It's a place where
there are consequences for hurtful behaviors but not consequences like prison sentences. It's supposed to be where, when a mistake is made, a
discussion can be had concerning it and the student will be able to see the effects of their actions and learn to be more caring of their fellow
It's NOT a place to herd them like cattle, to stifle their creativity, to build fear of "big brother" to train them to be good little lab rats.
Yes, student safety is important, but that's why you have other adults there, you have teachers that care about the kids and watch out for their
safety in lieu of parents, where they are given the freedom to make mistakes that won't endanger their life and learn from the decision that's
Schools are there so the kids can learn how to interact in a social environment at the same time they are learning academic concepts. They can learn
academic concepts anywhere, but the social learning is important. Why are they being stifled in this with tracking devices????
If the school isn't capable of keeping reasonable tabs on the students without some kind of tracking badge, there's something wrong with the school.
I think you are very correct in the thought they are "training" them to think of it as normal... and it makes me very, very angry!!
.....on a different note, with the abilities of our children in this day and age, they WILL find a way around it, they WILL find loopholes, they WILL
develop a resistance to it.... and I encourage it fully!!
don't tell anybody, but I've been known to plant ideas of "insubordination" ....in my earlier years of course.... would never do anything of that
nature these days
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