Read the article found at the link below. After reading, please respond with a well-written paragraph that states your position on the idea and backs your position up with facts.  Remember, you are being graded on both grammar and content.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/09/rfid-chip-student-monitoring/
Ryker C.
9/10/2012 11:25:34

Okey i have lots of crap about this even this christion family that is now being monitered by the so called "goverment" and being punished actually in many small ways, also the goverment is placing this system in texas schools (for "testing purpases") by bribing the childerean with candy! so that way the goverment can moniter them via GPS and belived to have audio chips for listing and secound best part is that if don't comply and wear one you are now considered a low-level terrorist just like if you belive in freedom and express it, the "goverment" labels you as a low-level terrorist...

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Ryker Cowles
9/11/2012 11:36:32

From embedded microchips to RFID tracking, the cashless society roll out is going on in full force.

With children thumbscanning to get their lunches and amusement park goers biometrically scanning for entry, we are being trained to use our biometric signatures as payment and identification.

Trendy clubs around the globe have begun to surgically implant their VIP customers with microchips that they can use to pay for their bar tabs, making it "cool" to "get chipped." Now these "hip" and "elite" customers won't have to bring their wallet out with them to have a good time.

Soon RFID tags will be in everything from pharmaceuticals to clothing. Exclusive clothiers are already using the tags to recognize customers as they walk in the door from what they are wearing.

This is a global system. Our passports will now be biometric, the information stored on an RFID chip. National id legislation has been passed with the same big brother technology onboard.

With cameras (most biometric) already on almost every street corner and the ongoing media hurrah for all this "wonderful" technology that can "protect us" and "make life easier" ask yourself what is this all for?

The globalists are setting up the beast system so there is nowhere to hide. Cash itself will be traceable, so one day every transaction you make will be identifiable. You will be always be on camera and big brother will always know where you are and what you do.

-Alex Jones

Sounds like fun, eh?

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9/10/2012 11:29:47

I like the idea of the RFID Student ID Cards because, like the article says, it will help with attendance. I do think that if a lot of schools use this type of ID card, then they should set limits with using it, such as turning it on the time school starts, and turning it off the time school ends. It is an invasion of privacy, but if it's used strictly for attendance and emergencies, or even crime (drugs and fights), then it's a good idea.

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Nick Gaiski
9/10/2012 11:31:05

I could see RFID tags being neccesary on school grounds DURING school hours, but not afterwards. I think RFID tags would violate our privacy. We don't really want the school to be able to track where we are at out of school hours. We should be allowed to stay as invisible from the school as we please. If anybody wanted the school to know what we are doing outside of school, we could just simply write a report to e-mail to them.

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Heather Kenyon
9/10/2012 11:31:33

I think that RFID tags are a good idea. They can be used to help locate a student if they are missing inside or outside of school. If there is a lockdown and the student is missing, the school can find the student very easily. The RFID tags can also help find a truant student and they can help when a child is on probation if they don’t check in with their probation officers. Overall, I think the RFID tags are a great idea!

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9/10/2012 11:32:29

This is honestly scary for me. This tells that people think this is alright to do. In my mind this another step to total government control. They say that is there legal right to account for the children being there, but this does not seem right and seems to go beyond moral values. Its start off around your knack and then moves to them putting the chip in your head.

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Ryker Cowles
9/10/2012 12:04:17

at least someone knows something the world dosent also the goverment right now is "gearing up" for state takeover's and also degining new armor for "urbon homeland security helmet" that takes moderate to small arms and blunttrama hits that's what all the hollow points bullets that the goverment is buying is for... civil unrest for when the amircan people finaly relise who/what is in control

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Lucas Johnson
9/11/2012 11:29:58

Yes, true. But your grammer is off.

Mrs. George
9/13/2012 11:50:23

Ryker, remember that 5 of the 10 points awarded for blog participation are on grammar. I suggest you type your response in Word and then paste it into the blog.

Caleb Engle
9/10/2012 11:54:53

I belive that this is wrong. You have rights to privacy and people do not need to know where you are at what time of day. It would be understandable at a school where the students are out of control and skipping class, but other than that the use of RFID tags should not be used.

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Kayla Martin
9/10/2012 12:01:09

I do not like this idea but I do. I dont because its an invasion of privacy and its violating our first and fourth amendment. On the other hand this is simply a good idea because it could lower the absence count. Then there are the little things like; The student does not have his/her I.D on them and the hid it somewhere so that the student could not get into trouble, or they lost it and they get in trouble for the location that the card is. So I guess it just depends on the situation but I doubt this will work.

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Connor Hays
9/10/2012 12:04:40

I for one am completely against the idea, not because I play hookie or anything but because it is just a violation of privacy. There is also some concerns of radiation that emit from the i.d cards that might be harmful so I dont trust that at all.

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Travis Miller
9/11/2012 11:34:07

I believe these RFIDs are a good idea during school hours but after school hours i think they should be shut off. If they arent shut off after school hours than i think its an invasion of privacy. But if they respect it and only check them during school hours then im all for them.

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John Brunsink
9/11/2012 11:34:19

I don’t like the idea of the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device). The fact that it can be used to monitor students outside of the schools seems like an invasion of privacy and out of the schools “jurisdiction.” If the schools were to use the RFIDs then they should be forced to shut the signal off after school was over so they weren’t basically spying on the kids.

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Raven Gaiski
9/11/2012 11:37:27

I think RFID tags are a good idea, but for school only. They could be very useful on days like count day. They could also be helpful in case of an emergency, like a lockdown. They will help with attendance, which is a good thing. But they are also a violation of privacy, and I don’t like that idea. But overall, the idea of RFID tags in students’ ID cards are a good idea, only as long as they only work at the school.

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Brad Hall
9/11/2012 11:39:34

I think its a good thing as long as there not tracking the kids after school like a stalker it should be fine. Plus it will tell the teachers why you were late to class and it could make it easier to see if there excuse is legit or not.

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Makenzie Young
9/12/2012 11:20:47

I personally believe that RFID's are impractical. State funded schools are always looking for new ways to make sure that they get money for each student. I think that it is very unnecessary and invading on privacy. Some people are saying that they believe this will help keep track of students. I do believe that there should be a policy to help keep track of the students. But I don’t believe that this is the answer.

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Austin Jordan
9/12/2012 11:24:21

I believe that in any school setting, the school has the right to be a “Big Brother” and be able to know where any student is in the school at any time. But the main problem I have with the idea is “out of school” tracking, like being tracked at their own house. If anyone can be tracked wherever they are, for instance in a school bathroom, that person has a right to not be tracked until they have went back to a classroom. Therefore I believe that the RFID’s should be located in some type of school only equipment that every student is required to carry on school grounds but must leave on the school property. This would cut costs, as the students would only be able to lose the RFID’s on school property and would not have to be replaced since they would then be able to be located.The best way to do this would be to place it in a school laptop, because I doubt poor schools are going to implement RFID chip tracking on their students, that when the student logs into the computer, it then tells the school who has that computer, where they are, and what they have been doing. But that's alot of words so i'm done.

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Drew Engle
9/12/2012 11:52:07

I do not agree that RFID tracking is ok. I think that this could lead to something far worse than just tracking students on school campus. It could be the start of a global tracking system where everyone is monitored everywhere they go. Of course RFID tracking chips wouldn’t start this way. All the government would need to do is just expand the tracking rules a little every 5 or so years so US citizens wouldn’t feel violated. Eventually we could be being monitored everywhere we go for the rest of our lives! So stop RFID tracking chips before they take over the world!!!

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Ryan Carlson
9/12/2012 11:53:21

It’s quite ironic to me that I just finished the novel “1986” which included the topic of privacy being demolished by television that watch your every move in a futuristic society. However in this case with the tracking of students with the RFID tags in school systems I believe the intentions are for safety purposes. With recent gun violence in campuses in school’s I would want to feel as safe as possible. Another benefit would be that it could turn into a way for students to pay for school events like sports mostly. I understand that groups will argue that it may cause more hassles and be a waste of budget but in my full on opinion, if it can help maintain student’s goal for a successful education, by all means do what is right. School is for the students anyway.

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Mackenzie Monroe
9/12/2012 11:59:58

I think that the RFID monitors are a good idea because of the possibilities of having them. Having students carry them around campus is an easier way to know if they are in the building, skipping class, or are absent and they didn’t call the school to be excused. It would be easier for teachers and administration to do their jobs if they knew where the pupils were at all times. If, there is a large response to them, it’s because of the kids not wanting to be where they are supposed to be.

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