It seems that certain schools in Texas are having trouble with their math.
No, it isn’t the kids. It’s the school administrators. They keep losing kids. And, well, state funding depends, at least to some extent, on attendance.
So Northside Independent School District in San Antonio has decided to insert a little technology into the problem. For it intends to insert RFID chips into the kids’ IDs, so that it will know precisely where little Chet is at all times.
I am grateful to the San Antonio Express-News for expressing this development, one that might cause some to pause.
The school’s logic appears to be quite simple. These darn kids keep disappearing and that’s costing them money. They need to be counted at the beginning of every sunny day. And you never know what kids are going to get up to anyway.
So, beginning with John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School, the district will implement its new chips.
“We want to harness the power of (the) technology to make schools safer, know where our students are all the time in a school, and increase revenues,” school district spokesman Pascual Gonzalez told the Express-News.
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