The only grade school in this rural town is requiring students to wear radio frequency identification badges that can track their every move. Some parents are outraged, fearing it will rob their children of privacy.
The badges introduced at Brittan Elementary School on January 18 rely on the same radio frequency and scanner technology that companies use to track livestock and product inventory.
Livestock and product inventory. I think that pretty much says it all.
And in the So Not Getting It category:
“You know what it comes down to? I believe junior high students want to be stylish. This is not stylish,” [the school principal] said.
Amazing how someone can be right on one level and so deeply deeply wrong on another.