Texas Hold'em

Jun 6, 2012

TEXAS HOLD'EM: Big Mother/Father comes to Texas in the form of ID cards with tracking chips that will alert the school if a student leaves campus during school hours, reports The Globe and Mail. The chip will be trialed for 6,000 middle- and high-school students in Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, and could expand to all 100,000 students if all goes well. Deterring truancy means keeping kids off the streets--and more moolah for schools that receive funding based on attendance. But at a price of over $500k to launch, not to mention over $130k per year to maintain, we can't help but wonder how the payoff works in the long run.

Texas Hold'em

Jun 6, 2012

TEXAS HOLD'EM: Big Mother/Father comes to Texas in the form of ID cards with tracking chips that will alert the school if a student leaves campus during school hours, reports The Globe and Mail. The chip will be trialed for 6,000 middle- and high-school students in Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, and could expand to all 100,000 students if all goes well. Deterring truancy means keeping kids off the streets--and more moolah for schools that receive funding based on attendance. But at a price of over $500k to launch, not to mention over $130k per year to maintain, we can't help but wonder how the payoff works in the long run.

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