Hey, don't remember seeing this posted up. This is an article I came across today, it's too old to post in breaking news but I thought it'd
probably appeal to the NWO conspiracists.
ANAHEIM — Frustrated by students habitually skipping class, police and school officials in Anaheim are turning to GPS tracking to ensure they come
The Anaheim Union High School District is the first in California to test Global Positioning System technology as part of a six-week pilot program
that began last week, officials said.
Seventh- and eighth-graders with four unexcused absences or more this school year are assigned to carry a handheld GPS device, about the size of a
Each morning on schooldays, they get an automated phone call reminding them that they need to get to school on time. Then, five times a day, they are
required to enter a code that tracks their locations – as they leave for school, when they arrive at school, at lunchtime, when they leave school
and at 8 p.m.
The students are also assigned an adult coach who calls them at least three times a week to see how they are doing and help them find effective ways
to make sure they get to class on time.
I'm sure there are much more advanced versions of this equipment that have already been developed, its just an odd prospect that they're forcing
kids to use them. And for four
unexcused absences - harsh! I would never have agreed to type in my co-ordinates for my school five times a day
when I was a kid. The following statement raised a few questions for me:
Students and their parents volunteer for the monitoring as a way to avoid continuation school or prosecution with a potential stay in juvenile
Why would this be necessary to avoid prosecution or a potential stay in juvenile hall? Is skipping school a massively illegal in the US? I kind of
understand if its a state school, but if its a private one then I don't see why they'd be so harsh about it. Even if its a state school, whats the
point in a school that is more concerned about its own financial well-being than that of the kids? The kids are still paying for it in the end,
through tax! I think it's quite the intrusion of privacy, imagine if they started introducing the system on a larger scale. Or even the potential
other applications of this policy, if its ok to use in schools then where else might they use it?
Thought it'd be an interesting article to share, not a huge deal on its own but could be in light of the NWO microchipped vaccine theories etc. Some
may argue that this is another step in the desensitisation of the public with regards to the idea of being microchipped with a tracking device. They
start with punishing naughty prisoners, then naughty kids, then mischievous ones, then perhaps it becomes the norm to be microchipped 'for your own
good'.. The only reason they don't attach the device to kids is because they know it wouldn't hold up at the moment.
What is most shocking is that 75 of the students at Dale and South junior high are currently taking part in the programme. So are they implying that
75 of their students are in severe need of discipline or on the verge of joining gangs (which they've implied absence from school is a precursor to)?
Apparently the measure is their 'last chance at intervention', these kids aren't much older than 13. And once again, FOUR unexcused absences! The
most common sense I've seen here so far is a kids reasoning for why he skips school:
'"Sometimes I'm sick and, other times, I just don't feel like going,"
Doesn't sound too irrational to me. Hey, when I was a kid I would do anything to get out of school, I'm just lucky my mother could see through my
illness bluffing. What about the kids who bunk off all the time but have their parents call in saying 'oh yeh hes sick today'? It's a dumb system
to be honest, if the kids parents don't care then tracking the kid down while he's at school makes no difference except making them a bit sneakier.
Anyway, I think it's too far to treat kids like this - it's not military academy and you can't coerce someone into behaving in a certain manner,
you must uproot the underlying psychological cause. I.e. they have to want
to go to school themselves otherwise this is pointless, it'll just
get them depressed. Have fun discussing.