Duct tape works better

I’m not the most tolerant of individuals when it comes to children. I am of the mindset that “Silence is Golden. But Duct Tape is Silver.”

But even I would never do this. Mostly because it is really only a training program.

California officials are outfitting preschoolers in Contra Costa County with tracking devices they say will save staff time and money.

The system was introduced Tuesday. When at the school, students will wear a jersey that has a small radio frequency tag. The tag will send signals to sensors that help track children’s whereabouts, attendance and even whether they’ve eaten or not.

School officials say it will free up teachers and administrators who previously had to note on paper files when a child was absent or had eaten.

Sung Kim of the county’s employment and human services department said the system could save thousands of hours of staff time and pay for itself within a year.

It cost $50,000 and was paid by a federal grant.

Remember that they also RFID dogs and sheep.

Found at Bill Quick’s place.

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One Response to Duct tape works better

  1. Myles says:

    Slow introduction. A few years from now they’ll say how wonderful this program has been and they’ll make the jump to elementary. A short while after that it will be packaged and served to the public as a “safety” feature for middle and high school. Eventually you’ll have an entire generation that sees nothing wrong with being tagged at all times, because “It’s always been this way”. Or maybe I’m just being a little pesimistic this evening.

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