Monday, February 21, 2005

Parent power detags US schoolkids | The Register

Parent power detags US schoolkids
as described in this linked Register article. A legal challenge by the ACLU along with press coverage brought down a plan by a local school district to RFID tag all of the children in their school. The Sutter, California school (near state capitol, Sacramento) had a profit sharing plan with the company making the tags and hoping to sell them to other schools through this school. In exchange for the profit sharing scheme, the school was provided with free RFID tags for all of it's children. Amazing what will drive absurd plans! Turning children into cattle, to be inventoried and tracked seems to be one thing we won't stand for. Thank goodness for that.

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