Taking a cue from Nazi Germany, a Texas school district is forcing students to carry new ID cards. These cards are tracked by a computerized system of monitoring.
“Your papers, please!’
If a student refuses, his parents get fined. The student can be suspended.
The idea is spreading. Soon, it will be in your town.
What about civil liberties for parents to opt out? They are not informed of any such right by the district.
Here’s how it works.
Texas launched its controversial “Student Locator Project” last month. When fully implemented, it will reach more than 100 Texas schools districts and around 100,000 students. Two San Antonio schools are among the first to participate, John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School in the Northside Independent School District.
Basically students returned to school this fall and were informed that their old ID badges were invalid (even though last year school officials said they’d be good for four years). Students were told that unless they wore their new ID badges equipped with radio frequency tracker chips, they could face fines, “involuntary transfers,” or suspensions.
The state pays money for students to attend local classes. The ID system is designed to combat truancy.
How’s this scheme working out so far? Well, government schools being the models of efficiency they are, the district has not assigned a single person to track students’ whereabouts…yet.
The state has these plans to extend control. But the state has to employ marginally competent people. They never seem to get their act together.
The Bill of Rights is losing authority, but the sheer incompetence of government bureaucrats helps to preserve our liberties.