RFID Used in Texas Schools
Previously, we discussed how schools in New Canaan, CT and Contra Costa County, CA were going to implement RFID in their schools to keep track of students. Now, school districts in Texas have jumped onto the RFID band-wagon by monitoring students throughout campus.
Specifically, the Spring school district in Houston, TX recently distributed RFID-enabled badges to approximately 13,500 of its students, and the nearby Santa Fe school district has also begun an implementation. Officials claim that the RFID system will improve security and increase attendance rates, but what about privacy?
Are students entitled to a certain amount of privacy? Is RFID being too big brother? What about students that are too young to understand the implications of the technology? While attendance is important because it correlates to the amount of funding that is relegated, is RFID the answer?
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