Sunday, August 29, 2010

Is Big Brother Here? (Post #5)



Student GPS tracking is being considered by New Cannaan High in Connecticut. A story onABC News (see below) discusses the possibility of following students at school and everywhere else they go on their daily routine. The school district uses GPS tracking to follow the progress of school busses on their routes in the morning and afternoon and now the company that provides that service is offering to use the same technology to track individual students 24 hours a day. How would you feel if your school district had this technology? Would this impinge on your right to privacy? is it necessary for the school to know your every move? Is this an example of "helicopter" education like "helicopter" parenting? Helicopter parenting refers to parents who constantly hover over their children. In what way might this benefit the school? Can see any reason would a school have for implementing this policy? Might this be a help to students parents?
Remember to post your response by Weds. morning.

176 comments:

  1. Emily Geiszler, Bauer, Period 4August 29, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    I believe that having a GPS tracking system that is monitered by a school attached to students is both a violation of the student's rights and acceptable for the high school. It is not acceptable for the school to be able to track students whereabouts at any time except during school hours. The only exception I can see having to this rule, is if the students happen to be on campus at a time when school is not in session. The GPS device would automatically active itself when the student gets on campus grounds. A major problem I could see a school having if it decided to implement something like this is that many students do not carry their ID card everywhere with them. There are students like me who keep it in their wallet all the time so it is always accessible, and there are students who lose it within a week of receiving it and never bother to replace it. The GPS tracking system would infringe on the rights of the students because the school administration does not need to know if you are at your aunt's house, a friend's house, or even grocery shopping. The only people who have a right to know where you are at all times are your legal guardians.

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  2. Student GPS tracking?! for what?! This concept is definently a violation of rights to any citizen living in the U.S. I do not believe the school has a right to infringe on a student's private life. I don't see any benefits that a school can pull out of having a tracking system attatched to their students. If a parent approves and the student does also then that is acceptable but not if they do it secretly.

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  3. I don't belive that schools or even the government should follow you around and know your every move. I do believe that people should have the right to privacy and if schools followed you around then that would go against peoples right.
    Tori Milligan
    Sloan per.3

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  4. A student GPS tracking device is the craziest thing i have heard! I believe that this would violate a student's privacy in all aspects. The GPS is a good idea for the bus system, but not for the students. A school may belive that having this system might be able to help with students who may cut class, but not every student in high school does that. The parents might think it is a useful device, but certainly their children will view it as a violation. some students wouild probably not even carry it with them at all. I know that I would not agree at all with a system like that one.

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  5. Really tracking devices. why would you need to know where a student is at. It is stupid. How would they feel if they were being watch all day and all night. People have the right for privacy and not to be watched

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  6. The attempt to track a student's every move is definitely a violation of privacy. While one can argue that it would help protect students in emergency situations or monitor their behavior (such as going off-campus during school hours), I think that it is a step in the wrong direction. What is next? Video cameras everywhere we go? The government has an obligation to protect our rights as citizens, but not to the extent where they are invading our privacy and liberty to protect us.

    Caleb Boyd
    Mr. Sloan
    Per. 2

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  7. Danielle Smith, Sloan P1August 29, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    I think student GPS tracking systems are a complete violation of privacy to students. I understand thet want to know where their students are during school hours, but come on. Put a camera by the parking lot exit or something if they want to know who's ditching during school hours. I could see it being useful to see who is leaving, but I don't think that's the way to go about it. The only people who should be able to install a GPS tracker on a child's car are their legal guardian(s). If the school passed this and really did it, I think it is going to do them a lot more harm than good.

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  8. I think the idea of a school tracking their students whereabouts is awfully creepy. Schools have a right to know where we students are when the schools themselves are liable for our safety, but they shouldn't have the right to know our locations when we're off campus. It's absolutely unnecessary for the school to know our every location when we don't need to be on campus. A school may implement the technology to help parents find us at any time of day, but that doesn't seem right to me. It should be our parents' responsibility to find us, not our school's.

    --Emily Dirksen
    Bauer
    AP Gov/ Per. 4
    29 Aug 2010

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  9. I believe that having a GPS tracking system on a student for 24 hrs a day is not right. Not only is it a violation of privacy but it also violates a students rights.

    -Ivan Cardenas
    Mr Sloan
    Per. 3

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  10. this to me is considered an invasion of privacy. It may be useful to a certain extent, but it is no business of the school to know where and what a student is doing after school hours. They can set up more cameras and other ways to watch the students while they are at school then to place a tracking device in a students id card. If the school district did decide to go ahead with the tracking system, the students could just leave their id cards at home and therefore the school would not know where they are. Sloan p.3

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  11. To put a GPS tracking system is definately an invasion of privacy. It is good that parents know where their students are, however i do not think that the school needs the right to have that access to see where a student is at any given time. Schools don't need to know where i am because i am reserved that right to privacy. If this passes this will the beginning of an alternate version of "1984".

    Katey Santillan
    Bauer
    P.1

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  12. i think that the only invasion of privacy here is if we were monitored out of school. it's our legal guardians job to monitor our whereabouts outside of school or any other place that we are placed in the care of. whilst we are at school, i think the GPS is a great idea, it keeps students from getting away with getting off campus, but the downside is, you would get massive complaints from students, some parents, and plus it would cost a pretty penny to do this. it is a good idea in theory, but seems too costly for the time monitored (school hours). and if monitoring goes after school hours i believe it's a little extreme for anyone besides your guardians to have that power, plus it could be abused by, say, a pedophile working at the school looking to catch a girl/boy at their homes alone v.i.a. a facebook update and then using the GPS system. in my opinion, too costly, invasion of privacy if beyond school hours, and could be easily abused.

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  13. I think that tracking a student's every move, during and after school, is a huge violation of privacy. I would definately try to defend my right to privacy. This sytem is wrong and students are not the schools property. I don't think that this technology is useful at all.

    Emily staab
    Period 2 Bauer

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  14. That's not ok. There may be some good points to having a GPS system such as tracking which students are where when a certain situation takes place, but other than that it's a violation of privacy. I'm sure the school can find much more useful things to spend their money on rather than tracking devices.
    -Jackie Douglas
    Bauer P.5

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  15. Morgan Woods------>BauerAugust 29, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    This is ridiculous! Aren't there privacy laws that protect the students from things like this!!!

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  16. Josh Agans, Bauer P. 5August 29, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    GPS tracking?! What are people thinking now a days. This is definately invading our right of privacy! I do not think it is right for the school to follow a student's every move. It's different if their parents know where their children are at all times. I don't think this would benefit the school in any way because every student would be angry at this policy. Also, i do not think people would transfer to this school if they were moving here. It may help students' parents, but I also think it would make some of them mad too. I think some parents wouldn't want their children to basically be stalked at school. Outside of class is supposed to be a time of freedom and relaxation. With a GPS following a student at all times would cause students to be stressed throughout their whole day. They would be hesitant on every move they made and they wouldn't have any fun anymore. I think the idea of student GPS is absolutely ridiculous!

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  17. I TOTALLY disagree with the 24 hours of watching students. The school does not need to know what the students are doing 24/7. That is just plain invading privacy. I don;t mind if they had it on buses or some places at school. But there is no way I will let them track me with a GPS all day that is stupid. I completely disagree with that school that did that.

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  18. This definately sounds like the start of a world with Big Brother. Remembering the book 1984, I would say that being constantly monitered and, to a degree, controlled is not in the best interests of the citizens. Knowing where a student is during school hours could have its benefits. However, if schools have this technology of simply tracking students, would the teachers get lazy and rely on this system? Also, at a highschool age, students are making choices that are going to determine their character most likely for the rest of their lives. Always looking over your shoulder and making the right decisions because you have to is not going to build good strong characters. Making the right choice on your own is more beneficial in character building than always doing what you are told. Your parents and school can't protect and shelter you forever, and its high time that they stopped trying to. Guidance is good, but we don't want Big Brother to have control over us.
    Kayla Smith
    Sloan per 2

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  19. Student GPS Tracking is, without a doubt,a violation of privacy and a big brother concept. Parents should trust that their children will tell them the truth of where they are going, and if this happens not to be true it is because they are not good parents. There are students who go out just to do trouble, but they have parents who wouldn't care where they were at anyway.

    I don't like the idea of a student GPS tracking system, but this dicision should be left up to the parents who think that they need such technology.

    Sloan/Bauer

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  20. Students shouldn't be tracked down every where we go, we are not animals or toys to be track.We have our right to have privacy just like they once had when they were teens. It wouldnt benefit the school because they would just be waisting their time and money.
    Jonathan Ramos
    Mr.Bauer
    Per.2

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  21. I personally see no reasonable explanation for using such a device. I dont believe the school has any business in knowing where a student is at all times. My personal life is for me to know, and NOT for the school to find out. It is a complete invasion of privacy, even during school hours. Having the school, or even parents hover over your every move is ridiculous. High school students should be trusted to use their own judgement in decision making, and suffer the consequences for bad choices. I dont believe a GPS tracking device would stop teens from leaving campus during school hours. I can see it making them want to leave even more. With budget cuts, i dont see this being a useful way to spend money, especially if there is a way to loose or break the GPS device. If i was subjected to this sort of big brother technology, i would not attend the school,and would find an alternative school. If my parents don't even use this kind of control over me, i for sure would not allow the school to do it. I dont believe it is fair, especially to those who have done nothing to deserve it.

    Turner
    Phenix
    Period 1

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  22. Brian Magina/ Sloan P.3August 29, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    I know for sure i wouldn't be going to that school. But obviously it would be violating students' privacy. I mean I get that the school wants to know where the kids are during school, but as far as 24 hours a day that's just too much. Like the parent in the video said, it is the parents business to know where their kid is and the school's business only to an extent. That extent of course being when the student is at school, but ONLY then.

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  23. Haley Neal Bauer Period 1August 30, 2010 at 7:11 AM

    Let me start off saying: as a student, I disagree with tracking students throughout the school day!!!! Its a violation of privacy and it would be bothersome.

    But if you look at the other side of the argument, the administration isn't asking too much. If the students are doing what they are supposed to during the day, this wouldn't affect them. However, the GPS would only bother the kids who ditch class or cause problems at school. Imagine if a fire alarm is pulled in the hallway. The school would be able to know which children were around that area when the alarm was pulled and be able to figure out who did it. The scvhool wouldn't hover around the individual student unless they are suspect for something that happened around school.

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  24. Joeylee Maimone, Sloan 4
    GPS tracking on a person goes more under the lines as having a 24 hour stalker! It's a highschool student. Like really, what could they be doing that is so important to the government?? If your kid doesn't go to school I see that as being an issue for the parents, not someone who doesn't even know the kid. To have this tracking system would just be crossing the line among privacy terms.

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  25. I think a school's ability to track thier students is a violation of the students' rights. The tracking technology is good for buses, because it's the school distirct's bus. However, it is unnecessary for the school to know where a studnet is at all times beacause it is the parnets job to watch the children outside of school. My question is what would the technology really prevent?

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  26. Maria Schmidt, Mr. Bauer, Period 5August 30, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Student tracking would be a violation of the students' rights. I understand why a school would want to know where the students are and if they are actually at school to prevent them from ditching. However, isn't that the point of taking attendance and putting it on Power School? I also understand that parents have the right to know where their students are, but again, they have access to Power School where they can view that information. Having to wear a GPS device for 24 hours a day is unneccessary and unfair.

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  28. They should not track the students. If they tracked the students, they would know where they are at. I would not want somebody knowing where i was at.

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  29. I do not think that this GPS tracking system would be a good idea to put in a high school. The students deserve their right to privacy. Once a teenager hits high school, they are slowly becoming more independent & a school needs to respect that. The only situation that I could see a tracking device being positive for is if the school had an emergency, such as a fire or an intruder on campus. Using the tracking device in that situation could benefit a child's safety. Other than that, however, all I could see coming from the system is bad reactions & complaining from students & parents. It would seem to be just a mess of trouble.

    Devin Smith, Mr. Bauer, P.1.

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  30. GPS trackers on students would be an invasion of privacy. Our sue happy society has placed pressure on schools to protect students every second of the school day and even before and after school hours. However, being a babysitter is not a role that schools can afford to play due to a lack of financial and human resources. Moreover, being a 24/7 body guard is not a role that school's should feel the need to play because at some point, individuals need to learn to take at least partial responsibility for their own actions and well being and not depend entirely on someone else to keep them safe and happy.

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  31. I actually wouldn't feel comfortable if our school had this technology. it would be awkward. They cant just come to our lives n tracks us down to see what we do. It's not good. our privacy would be gone. They should just have it during school time that could be cool. but 24 hrs a day. No so cool.
    SAnia bacha
    Bauer Per 3.

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  32. I think that they could be aloud to have a tracker in the kids backpack to know when they get home or whatever, but if they put the tracker in the kids tooth or something so they know where the kid is no matter what then that would be going a little bit too far. plus there would be kids wanting to use pliers or something to reach into the back of their mouth and take it out. its a waste of school money that we don't have enough of as it is. so i say no and good bye.

    Mr. Bauer
    Economics
    Period 2
    8-30-10

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  33. Margarita Flores Mr.Bauer period5August 30, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    I belive Student GPS tracking is not right beacuse it dose impinge on your right to privacy. It would be good for student pernents to know where there kids are at at all times, but i belive that kids could find a way to this. Like if they put the tracking thing in your student id or where ever they put it, the student can just leave it in one place at all times.

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  34. I think that this GPS thing on students 24 hours a day is ridiculous. It’s an invasion of privacy. The school doesn’t need to know where we are at all times, they are not our parents. The school is only responsible for us during school hours and during those times we should be in class and if we aren’t then we get punished by Saturday school or whatever the consequence may be. Does it really matter where we are if we don’t go to school? If we are not coming to class that is our own risk to take. Not coming to school does have consequences, and where we go and what we do in our own free time before and after school is none of the schools business.

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  35. Danielle Bulmer -- Bauer --- 4August 30, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    I agree with everyone, having a GPS tracking device attached to a student is definately an invasion to our privacy. The school has no right nor need to know the student's EXACT where abouts. It may be a plus to the parents because then they'd have the ability to track us when needed but other than that, that's a major invasion of our privacy and should not be taken into action period. If so then I'm sure many various riots will break out.

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  36. GPS tracking on students is probably the dumbest thing i have ever heard...do people not want students to have any privacy at all? it is unacceptable for a school to do that because it invades people's privacy and violates their rights. the school has a right to know where students are during school, but after school is none of their business.
    ~~brooke fletcher:)
    mr.bauer
    period 2

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  37. in my opinion i think that is so dumb. why have a GPS tracking on students? that would not gives us any privacy. COMON we need our privacy too. why dont they use it on the staff n0t 0n us. i would feel so violated if that happened. which i hope not. its not the schools business to know what we are doing after or before school thats our problem not theres.


    VIRIDIANA RAMIREZ
    PERI0D 2 MR. BAUER!

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  38. I dont believe they shoud put tracking devices on students thats crazy, everyone needs to have there privacy. If they want to know about the students then they should find another way. The tracking device is like stocker status.

    Sylvia Rodriguez
    Mr.Bauer P.2

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  39. there is definately a line that should not be crossed including the privacy of the students at a school. i beleave that if they want to keep an eye on the students they can have the option to put a tracking device in the id cards but that should be the choice of the student and their parents

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  40. Funny enough, I actually read a book called "Little brother" last year in which this exact scenario is addressed. I think that this is an invasion of privacy and takes away our rights. I can understand the school's point of view when it comes to finding students on campus during an emergency, but outside of school hours it becomes completely inappropriate. The school has no business knowing where students are outside of class.

    "He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither"
    -Benjamin Franklin

    Sasha Schotzko-Harris
    Mr. Bauer
    Period 1

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  41. i think that by schools tracking every move a student makes outside schools is unnecessary. what students do after school hours should be none of their concern because it is invading the students privacy. Students and parents should have a choice on wether or not they want to be tracked student as individuals but it should not be enforced on all students.
    Cristina Bernal
    Mr Bauer
    P.3

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  42. Alexis Watson Bauer 3August 30, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    I think student security GPS should be offered as an option, but an option only. I also think that the offer should only be there for students who frequently get into dangerous situations. We all deserve privacy and security, but it should always be an optional action approved by the student and their parents.

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  43. School have a certain degree of coverage on students that is acceptable. I do not believe that it is in anyway acceptable for a school or anyone else to be able to monitor another person. Be it a school student or any other person. The only exception would be a convicted felon. I think that school children should also be given more freedoms either in school or in the home.

    Bauer Per. 1

    and Sasha I want to read that book!

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  44. I believe that this is a huge invasion of our own privacy. It is the students choice to stay at school and learn which they should do, but so many students ditch a day, and that is their choice to receive a failing grade in the class, The school can not be responsible for us outside of school hours and it is none of their business what we do outside of school nor where we go.

    Trista Dowdy
    sloan per.5

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  45. In my opinion the mom in that video said it right " the school should know where you at when you're at school, after school that is the parents or guardians job to know where you are at."

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  46. Cierra Gonsalves, Mr. Bauer, Period 2August 30, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    I don't believe that schools have the right to imply this idea of tracking their students everywhere thay go. Everyone has a right to their privacy and it isn't necessary for schools/parents to know a persons every move, espically since most of these students are reaching the legal age of an adult. If parents want to get a hold of their child, they either supervise the event or should provide the child with a cell phone, its as simple as that. However, I do believe that younger students, maybe ages 6-9, should be tracked... It may put the parents at ease and if anything ever happened, the child would be quickly located.

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  47. I believe that this GPS tracking device is a violation of the students' rights and privacy. I don't see how this can help or even benefit a school but it can benefit parents. However i still think it is a worthless idea.

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  48. i think that the gps tracking would be a bad idea. the school doesnt need to know where the students are 24 hours a day. maybe it would be appropriote if the gps trackers would only work on campus during school hours.
    Bryana Zamarripa
    Bauer p3

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  49. I believe that a gps system is exceptional for school bus reasons but definetly not for monitoring a student's every move. Whatever a person does after leaving school is none of their concern and should be kept that way.

    -Christina Luna
    Econ/AP Gov
    Bauer

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  50. I think the GPS tracking system is not a great idea because then the students would not ever get their own privacy. I think the Gps system on the buses is okay but monitoring what a student does 24/7 is not reasonable. Overall, i think that its not the schools business to know what we are doing before or afterschool thats oour businesss.Its a free country and anyone can do whatever they would like to do.
    Jaskiran KaurMr.BauerPeriod 2

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  51. I think this GPS thing is a little bit ridiculous, there really isnt any need to even have this process implemented. If a school is trying to make campuses safer, higher more security, buy more cameras, etc., but dont take away someones privacey, its wrong. Like J. Roberts said, if there was a majority of parents and students that agreed with the method, then go ahead, but other than that, this is wrong.

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  52. Katie Frogue, Sloan P1August 30, 2010 at 7:45 PM

    I believe that a school gps system would be beneficial to the school, following the buses, and students on a daily routine during school hours, however I do not agree with the gps system to follow students' every day life, because that would impend on someone's privacy.

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  53. Erick Calderon, Bauer P.5
    I believe that gps would be a violation of privacy to the students. The school shouldnt have to track u where ever your at after school, its your personal life. So i dont agree with the gps tracking.

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  54. I would hate it if my school had this tech because it is completely unnecessary. It would violate our rights and the school should not follow the students around on campus. If a student happens to be rebellious, it might help their parents to keep track of them, but the vast majority of students' parents would not benefit from this.
    Sloan/Bauer

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  55. I believe that tracking students by GPS is only a good idea during school hours. I only believe that because students are the schools responsibility during the hours school is in session. On the other hand, i believe that when students are any where but at school they are their parents responsibility. the parents should be able to decide if they need a GSP not the school.

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  56. I think that the government monitoring our every move is both a good and a bad thing. if someone is murdered or a person is selling drugs, it may be a good thing. However, if you're overall a good kid but somewhere you go at a certain time is misunderstood, then it could cause a serious problem for that person. If the government were to go through with this "helicoptering" idea it couldnt just be for students, it would have to be for women children, men alike. I personally dont feel comfortable with strange government olk looking at me all the time...but as long as i didnt break the law, what would it matter?
    Sloan per. 5

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  57. This is quite possibly the dumbest thing ive ever heard!! This is a TOTAL and COMPLETE invasion of our privacy. If students choose to ditch, it should be on them and their parents. They definatly should not be able to do some gps track on us.

    Jesse Morales
    Mr. Bauer
    per. 3

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  58. I think that the school should not use tha GPS technology ofter school hours but while the kids are supposed to be in school go for it. how ever after school hours no school or government should have no power to know where i am at all times. It is the parents job to knoiw where their kids are.

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  59. I agree 100% with Josh Agans. This is stupid.

    Jesse Morales
    Mr. Bauer
    per.3

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  60. Having a Student GPS is riduculous. It is a violation against students rights. I believe that if it was just to be tested, it wouldn't work. The idea to put a radio frequency strip into an identification card is a good idea, but not many students even carry their own identification cards to school. Therefore, why would they carry the ID card with the frequency strip? It's doable, but it is a test that will not last long and will fail in the end.

    Chrissy Vue
    Sloan
    AP Economics
    Period 3

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  61. I think this idea is very dumb. The only reason this would make any sense to do would be the point they made about being able to track kids during an emergency. But honestly, how many emergencies would a school have where they lose kids and the GPS would come in handy? Not enough to justify the invasion of privacy. If a student is ditching class or just hasn't come to school without a parent knowing, the school will know by their absence and in turn the parent will know. I just don't see enough good reasons why this policy should be applied. Bauer/Sloan

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  62. The GPS tradcking device on the ID cards is a vioaltion of a human being's privacy. The schools is liable and responsible for their students in school, and should not have that kind of information on the kids after hours. It is the parents responsiblity after school hours. Although this may be helpful in emergency situations, it is far more vioalating than usefull.
    Natalie Nunez
    Bauer
    p. 1

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  63. The idea of having students wear GPS devices on them 24/7 is not only creepy but a big violation of privacy. The school should only have a right to be in control of a student during school hours. Sure, if the student goes missing after school it would be lovely to have a GPS on them in that situation. But for the rest of the time it's not cool. It's like a restriction, as if someone is monitoring you all the times. This policy is just not necessary because most of the time kids show up to school and don't mess around too much, the majority anyways. And that would be the reason for that tracking device ya? To make sure kids are in school? And how would that even work anyway? You can't force someone to wear that. If I was told I had to wear that I would switch schools or go into homeschooling because they don't need to know what a student is doing outside of school! It's none of their business.

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  64. I feel bad for the students that go there.I dont agree with this what so ever,its invadeing our privacy i would feel stocked when ill be at school.Its a good idea for the busses to have GPS but not the students thats just too much.Its not necessary for the school to be on checking up on students while they are there.
    Im shure some students wont even care and still ditch school.

    -Hinojosa,tania
    sloan p5

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  65. Having a gps system on a student tracking them 24/7 is ridiculous. First of all its an invasion of privacy, students do not like when people know where they are all the time. Although this is to help emergency situations, I doubt it will have any effect.The only people that should be controllling the students are their parents, its none of the schools business to know where the student is at all times.

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  66. I think the idea of having a student GPS is crazy and very uneccessary. Obviously it is a violation of privacy, and not just to be worn at school, the whole day? I mean for it to only be worn at school, that would be somewhat fine, for the purposes of making sure the students are actually at school. But for them to track you throughout the whole day is ridiculous! They do not need to know everthing a student does throught the day.

    Melissa Quezada
    Mr. Bauer
    P. 2

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  67. Kaylanie Lavender Per.1 BauerAugust 30, 2010 at 10:48 PM

    I do not see a valid reason at all why a school would need to track a student after school hours. Nor can I think of a particular emergency situation that would involve the school having to locate a student via GPS. I believe this is an absolute invasion of privacy and it is completely uncalled for. Not only is it uncalled for, but it is way too far and a waste of time and money. It is a parents job to know where their child is and the childs job to make sure theor parent knows where they are. It is not a school districts job to spy on a child. That efforts can be much more appreciated if directed somewhere else such as towards our education funding.

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  68. Jojo Muegge sloan p. 5August 30, 2010 at 10:48 PM

    The right for someone to do what they wish during the day is as simple as just getting up in the morning. Tracking a student to make sure "they behave" or something is wrong. Everyone makes mistakes, how are we to learn from them if we are not able to make them or are followed to make sure that they never happen. What kind of life is it when a students sits on the couch going "Ok, now what is mom going to worry that ill do next" Its silly, and i believe that there is a major privacy violation.

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  69. Tracking is not a good idea! our personal lives is ours NOT the schools! simple just like that! they dont need no other explaintion!
    _Rene Bonilla
    Bauer p.4

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  70. Why in the world would they think this is a good idea. This is 100% a violation of the students privacy. There is no point in having GPS track students every move because it is a huge waste of money and it is of no benefit to anything or anyone. Most parents don't waste there time trying to track down where there kids are so why should the school.

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  71. I don't think it's the schools business to know where kids are at 24 hours of the day. Tracking devices are a total invasion of privacy. They are only responsible for us a few hours in a day. After that we are our parents responsibility. Kayla Sweet Sloan per 1

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  72. Richard May Mr. Sloan Period 4August 31, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    Kids today already compare school to being in prison, and now they want to Put us on 'parole.' Its is both very creepy and very disturbing. To know somebody's every move unless they've done something criminally wrong is a horrible way to get their trust. The minute our school did this, I'm sure just about every student on campus would gather and burn their id cards. Teenagers have a certain space we need to fill comfortable, we don't want our parents to know our every move why would we want our school to?

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  73. The school should follow the law, the government isn't allowed to follow us, invade our home, or our personal belongings without proper motive or cause. Schools need to follow the law just like every one else, we aren't your responsibilty 24/7 so therefore you should not know where we are 24/7...very wrong and illegal.

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  74. MIRIAM BEJINES MR.SLOAN P.5August 31, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    I think that gps for students is not necessary because we wouldnt have privacy.School only have to watched the students during normal time and not on students personal lives.This idea wouldnt benefit nobody it would only cause trouble with parents.

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  75. if they gps device would AUTOMATICALLY turn off after school hours it is a wonderful time...alloted times is the way to go for this

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  76. I think that gps for students is not necessary because we wouldnt have any privacy.i think is idea woul only cause problems with parents.i feel bad for the students that attend to the school but they might have reasons to do that.
    MIRIAM BEJINES P.5 MR.SLOAN

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  77. In my opinion I think that the mother in the news was right. Its going a little to far when the school is having to know your every single move. It is definately an invasion of privacy because my parents are the only ones who should know where im at not the school. I agree with tyler GPS is a total waste of money and theres no point in traking down the students. I mean why would they even want to know where the student is at besides school anyways? So yes it is like big brother

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  78. hmm... if the GPS was only activated during school hours, then yeah whatever. i'm going to be on campus anyways, i have nothing to hide. the school does not need to know my every move, but it does have the right to know if i am leaving the safety of their campus to possibly hurt myself or another person.

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  79. This is deffinately an invasion of privacy. We have a right to do as we please without having our school know our whereabouts every hour of the day. It's totaly wrong.

    Guadalupe Velasquez
    Sloan, Period 1

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  80. i think that the schools should be able to track the students only during school hours. the tracking system should have an on/off switch so the students can switch them off and not be tracked when they are not at school. in order to keep this enforced, the school should count class attendance by gps tracking. whichever student doesnt have their gps on and in class will be counted as absent.
    :)

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  81. Hannah EngebretsenAugust 31, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    Hannah Engebretsen
    period 2

    A GPS system for students is crazy! They would have no privacy and for students it would be totally uncomfortable. The school does not have the right to know their every 24 hour move. School is to get an education not to invade on your privacy.

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  82. having a gps system on each kid would be costly and just no bueno. why waste the money to figure out where they are? when your losing even more money cause there not at school. just let it be. its better for all. it vioates the student privacy though. thats one thing i would complain about. plus, the students woud probably find a way to take the gps chip thing out, and they would hack into it and make it into like there own car gps or something. not a good idea at all
    kimberlie hernandez
    sloan
    p.4

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  83. The idea of putting GPS's on students is insane! It would be a huge violation of privacy. I also don't see how it would be beneficial to the school
    Fran
    Bauer

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  84. Gerardo Salcido
    Bauer P.5

    I think that a GPS system for students is a crazy idea because it is none of the schools buisness to know what you are doing after the final bell rings. The only people that should know what you are doing afterschool are your parents!

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  85. Nathalie Trevino; A. Bauer period1August 31, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    Tracking individual students with GPS is the most bizarre thing I have ever heard, it's completely unnecessary. What does the school care what we're doing every second of our lives? Besides, with our growing economic crisis, who would be paying for all these devices? Better yet, who wants to waste their time tracking kids all day, everyday?

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  86. I belive that the school should not be tracking studens on gps because its like an invasion of privacy and the school does not need to knoe the students every move.The school should just concentrate on giving the students a productive learning environment and education not focus on their daily lives.

    Clarisa Carrillo
    Mr.sloan per.4

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  87. I don't think that a school district should be able to track a student 24 hours a day. The school is only responsible for a student from the time they start school to the time it ends,and occasionally after school hours for school events. I think having GPS tracking on students is a complete violation of their privacy. A school doesn't need to know when you go out of state or to a friend's house of where ever else you choose to go. It's discomforting to know that someone is watching your every move and it also would make me feel like a prisoner. I'm pretty sure no adult would want their job knowing their every move, so schools don't need to know their students every move.

    Jasmine Holt
    Sloan p. 2

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  88. Personally, I think such a thing as GPS tracking on students is totally ludicrous. It infringes upon personal rights and freedoms, and it's not gonna stop people from going somewhere else anyways. It's the same as having a computer teacher watching everyone's monitors. Some students will still break the rules, even under surveillance. Maybe on buses it could be useful, since it is their job to go to certain destinations, and it could be a little more helpful than just a checklist that the driver checks off. However, when applied to students, it seems ultimately redundant and useless, since students will most likely pay no mind to it and break rules or ditch anyways.

    Brian S.
    Per. 4

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  89. I think having a GPS system for students is an invasion of privacy and a little stupid. Knowing where a student interferes with their personal life. Plus, having to track down every student is meaningless and a waste of time.

    Daniel Ruiz
    Sloan
    Per. 5

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  90. Gosh, that's entirely too creppy! I understand why the GPS would be both exceptable, as well as useful, but only during school hours! If I were an administrator, I'd adopt this policy, to catch cutters, to track missing students, ect., but why in the world should my English teacher know where I am on a saturday night?
    I believe that the tracking device would be more useful for children from 4 to 8, who could wander off the playground, and be hit by a car. You want us to act like adults, well, then start treating us like one's and that includes the responsibilty of being where we need to be.

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  91. Samantha SchmiererAugust 31, 2010 at 6:41 PM

    WOW! This world is becoming creepy. The GPS tracking device is a horrible idea. As you can see from the video, not many parents are going to be receptive to the idea. And they have every right not to be. The school is always throwing a fit about how much of a student's day falls under their liability. Hence why we cannot have off campus lunch or how once a student closes their front door to "leave for school" and until they "touch their door knob" the school system is supposedly still responsible. So, wouldn't by tracking a student, that make a school even more liable and responsible 24/7. I think it is just unwise for a school to take on something like this when they already dislike having so much responsibility.

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  92. if i recall, getting into other peoples personal life is an invasion of privacy, which is a violation of the constitution.also, would they force you to wear them or worse, implant them into your brain. plus we shouldn't worry about Galt high because we can barely afford the necessary supplies, so we dont have to worry about these meaningless GPS devices.

    Ruben Rodriguez
    Mr. Bauer Per.3

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  93. PERSONALLY I THINK THAT THE GPS TRACKING THING IS SO DUMB!!!!!!!!!! WE ARE IN AN ECOMONIC CRISIS AND THEY ARE THINKING OF SPENDING MONEY ON THAT GARBAGE. PLUS TEENS WOULD NOT CARRY THAT AROUND. LETS BE REAL AND WHO WOULD CARRY A DEVICE LIKE THAT. IT IS A TOTAL INVASION OF PRIVACY. WHY DOES THE SCHOOL CARE WHAT THE KID DOES AFTER SCHOOL HOURS?EVERY ONE HAS A LIFE WHY WOULD THE SCHOOL TRY TO INTERFERE. THAT IS WEIRD!! I ABSOLUTELY DISAGREE I WOULD STOP GOING TO SCHOOL IF THEY HAD THAT AT GALT HIGH. NOT EVEN THE PARENTS SHOULD TRY TO SPY ON THEIR KID THEY SHOULD TRUST THEM.
    **DIANA REYES**

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  94. Alyssa Cuevas
    student gps is a waste of energy and time, students need to be able to be their own and figure out their own thing, why track a student that is light weight creepy and stalker status all in all gps is dumb and stupid let a child be

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  95. I think having a GPS attached to an individual is violating there privacy and rights. I think its just a waste of time and money, especially how our economy is now. It's a total inavsion of privacy!

    Bauer Period 3

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  96. I think the student Gps system should not be aloud in any school. its an invation of privacy. schools should not have the right to do that. the school does not need to know what we do in our free time.
    Monica Salazar
    mr. sloan

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  97. I personally don't care if a GPS tracking system was on me during school hours. They can go right ahead and track me walking to class and stuff.
    If the GPS thing were on me any other time, I wouldn't be a fan of it. Do they really want to track me going home, walking to the kitchen, going to sleep or anything else? That just seems like a big waste of money.

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  98. Faye Roberson, Bauer period 5August 31, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    if we had this tracking device it would be a big invasion of the students privacy. I dont believe that the schools ditching problem has became such a big issue that we need gps on every child. This is the worst plan anyone could have ever thought of.

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  99. I believe that this is a waste of time, money, and I certainly wouldn't like it implemented at a school I attended. Using a GPS to track students is a bit creepy, and unless they stuck a tracker in your body, there is no way they'd be able to know where you are anyway, because not everyone is going to bring their ID card to school. This system would definitely be an invasion of student privacy, and a waste of the school's funds.
    Kevin Langan
    Per. 3 Bauer

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  100. Tracking a student all day is not right. The school doesn't need to know where the students are 24 hours a day. I think students have the right to have privacy.
    Stephanie A
    Mr.Sloan
    per.4

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  101. Student GPS tracking is an absolutely absurd proposition. Not only is it a violation of personal privacy, but it's fundamentally a waste of money. With regard to the economic stature of our country, increasing funds towards a useless program such as this is another example of wasteful spending.

    War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. Obey Big Brother. (Sloan P.3/Bauer P.4)

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  102. Whoever came up with this idea, thinking it as a positive addition to a school probably doesn't know the concept of privacy. In my opinion, I would never agree with a school tracking me or anyone else 24/7. It isn't necessary for a school to know your every move, because once that last school bell rings they're not really responsible for you anymore.
    Ryan Klucznik
    Bauer
    P.4

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  103. Honestly, I think this idea has it's positives and negatives. For example, this idea can really help prevent kidnapping attempts. However, I don't believe the school has any right to follow kid's locations outside of school hours. As a negative, kids will feel insecure and will have to worry everytime they step outside their house.

    Chris Woodard Bauer Period 3.

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  104. If galt high had this kind of technology I'd seriously feel unsafe! It would be invading my privacy, school doesn't need to know what I'm doing outside of school boundaries. No its not necessary for the school to know my EVERY move! That's like being stalked. In my opinion, it wouldn't benefit the school, it would make it awkward to attend.

    Sloan Period 1

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  105. Travis Robbins, Mr. Bauer P.2
    I don't think the school should be allowed to track kids. It's a violation of the students privacy.

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  106. This is such a bad idea. Using a GPS tracking device to check on a student's location is disrespecting their privacy and most important it violates their rights. Plus not every student gets in trouble for leaving school or being in places he/she is not suppose to be at so why should the good teenagers be punished by being checked 24/7?

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  107. Maria Perez
    Sloan
    Period:4
    I believe that having a GPS to track a student might be useful, but to have it 24 hours, it is a violation to the students privacy. Having the GPS at the school can help out the teachers and staff at a school but to an extent. I think that students should not have it after school hours. The only occations that I think that the GPS are useful for are at school or when students are out at night and they dont come back, they might be in danger and then people can know where they are. All in all, having the GPS with students is helpful but the only ones that should know more about the students is their own parents.

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  108. If the cards are what tracked people, you wouldn't have to take the cards everywhere you went. You could leave them at home after school and then the school could only monitor you during schools hours when you had the card.
    Sloan Per. 3
    Bauer Per. 4

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  109. I think its the parents responsibility to know where their child is at times not the schools. Making Students wear a chip or something to track them is a huge invasion of privacy. Although the schools should know where the students are..isn't that was attendance is for?

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  110. i don't see a need for this policy. i think it will just be a waste of money if the school can even afford it. They have no need to know where we are 24/7 because when we leave school we are out of their care anyways.

    Bryanna Giordano
    Bauer

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  111. This is a major waste of money, time, and effort, will have little effect upon the students save for making them hate school more, and is one step closer to full government control or individual's lives. Everything about this is wrong.

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  112. Like said by many other students, I believe this idea is a high invasion of privacy. Having experienced something of this similar nature very recently, I can see the actions some of the teenagers would take. With more and more restrictions, we will try anything to "cheat the system". I don't see the reasoning behind taking a measure this drastic. All this will do is cause more problems and no one wants that.

    Kimberly Smith
    Bauer
    Period 1

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  113. The school should have no right to know students' where abouts 24/7. It's a total violation of basic privacy rights. The only people that should know that are me and my parents. Not some school board who I don't even know.
    Scott Miller. Sloan. Period 2.

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  114. Quoting Morgan Woods "This is ridiculous". Why on earth would the test things on students. More than half of high school are minros and an approval would have to be ran past our parents. Which most of these approval will be denied. Due to the fact that these "eyes" will watch our every moved , invading our personsal space. If the goverment really wants to test this on people get "lab rats" that want to be tested on if you took a vote at a highschool about being "tested on" you will gt denied. In The face................ Jordan Elzie sloan per 2

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  115. Tracking a students' whereabouts is an idea that could be beneficial. I believe younger students(k-8) could benefit from this program because it would create a sense of safety for them. When a student enters high school they are being prepared to be on their own;to be an adult. An adult should not be tracked down.
    Gabby Cello
    Mr.Sloan
    p.3

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  116. I found this blog to be funny. Obviously, the kid from 31seconds in the video is a mama's boy. GPS on our school id or wherever it might be is a violation of my privacy. Why would the school want to know where I was? Example, "Oh, this guy is in the bathroom. Wonder what he's doing?" Are they going to be stalking us students? The only person who should where I'm at is me. Probably my parents still have the right to know where the hell I'm at for now, but school officials. Forget that.
    P.S. Sloan, can't believe Phenix found a better blog than you.

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  117. Justin Tyler, Bauer, p.3August 31, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    haha The thought of this "stupid" policy makes me laugh. I do not think that there is any way that this should be allowed unless the student agrees to doing so. If it is done by a secret they are breaking privacy rights. I do not think it is at all necessary for the school to know my every move. There is no point for them to do this because by knowing my every move does not do anything to benefit the school.

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  118. Janeiry Balderas, Mr. Sloan, Period 4August 31, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    Having a GPS tracking device on a teen is one of the most bizarre things that i have heard. This is a invasion and i believe that it violates the first amendment that gives certain unalienable rights such as liberty. Having a device on a student would be a good idea for a student that does not act good or causes racket around the town. It seems that the schools are trying to control the students but the use of a tracking device seems to much. Also how specific would this GPS be, would we have it so that it could tell not only that we are home but what part of your home you are in. There are many questions that come up but for now these answers will not be there until the experiment on those poor teens is done. Only time will tell what is to be the future for schools.

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  119. i think that the Gps tracking device in high school students is against their privacy rights. Students should be able to do what they want without the feeling that if they do something bad or going to do something bad that they'll get in trouble. so i think that this is definatley going to far withtrying to see what students do before and after school hours.
    Blake Harrison
    Bauer
    Period 3

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  120. this is crazy. im pretty sure there is a law protecting students from this. also if a student pays his own car payment/insurance then that should not be allowed. That also seems to me like an invasion of privacy. -Alex Matedne period 3 mr. bauer

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  121. Alejandro Ibarra (Mr. Sloan,P.1)August 31, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    I believe that using gps tracking devices is a big invasion of privacy. Even though the school might see benefits, i say theres none. To me that would be a waste of money and it would just enrage teens, which may just encourage them to go against any school rules.

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  122. Sergio Maldonado, Sloan p.3/ Bauer p.4August 31, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    Tracking students everywhere is a violation of rights because the school should only be concerned with where the students are during school hours and only on their campus. Only the legal gaurdians of the student should know where their child is. Tracking students would benefit the school because it could probably help diminish the amount of students that skip class. However the cost is too great because schools shouldn't waste money on tracking technology, while many of them can not even buy new textbooks. This wouldn't help either the parents or the students because only the school would have access to the location of the student.

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  123. Ashli Roberts, Bauer P.2August 31, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    They can't be serious about this gps tracking! School administration does not need to know where I'm at at all times. My parents can know, but for school administration to, that's ridiculous. This is invading everyone's privacy and should not be allowed. I don't think any student would want this gps tracking device following them around.

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  124. I think that schools should have the right to know where a student is at all times during school. This will help insure the safety of students and help the schools because they are legally responsible for their students during school hours. I disagree with tracking and observing students actions after school because it will invade their privacy.
    Erica Ayala
    Mr. Bauer
    Per. 4

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  125. I believe that the tracking of kids off of campus is only permittable if they have a school issued item, such as a computer, that they are using. I do not believe that a school should be allowed to track students themselves, just because of issues with privacy. It really would not help the school much because the bad kids who are not coming to school could probably find a way to get around the tracking system anyway. I think that this would just be a waste of money, money that could be spent on more important things such as books, or teacher's salaries.
    Bauer per. 1
    Sloan per. 3

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  126. This is a horrible idea i wouldnt want anyone to know where i am at all times. it kind of creeps me out. Everyone should be entitled to privacy unless they constantly do bad things. I could see them using this on a problem child, but not every student.

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  127. amanda Eckroth
    per.1
    mr.sloan
    i think this gps thing is not good at all.. i think having cameras in school is just fine and their is no need for the school to have gps system on us at all time becuase yes it is intrupting in our privacy of our life.. the only good thing qabout this gps is if people are fighting and it will get very dangeouse so the security guard or cops can come and stop them from fighting before it gets to out of hand.

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  128. I don't think that schools should have this technology. I think it is a big invasion of privacy and would give no benefit to the school to no were we are 24/7. We have a right to our own lives just like every adult does and should not be watched by the school during our free time.

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  129. I think it is outrageous we are human beings, albeit younger, but definitely still human; what we are not is lab rats. The right to privacy is a natural human right and when the government tries to take that away it has gone too far.

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  130. Cecy.G. P.4. Sloan :)August 31, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    GPS tracking strips on id cards>? wow who carries those anymore? ha a lot of students dont evn carry their id cards to school, so how would the expirement work? Even if they would enforce the students to carry their id cards at all times, it still wouldnt work since tracking them outside of school is invading their privacy! Schools say they care about the students safety, but ive heard that the school looses money for each student that doesnt go to school. Maybe thats how it would benefit the school if they would know where the student is at they could go and bring them back to school if they are not where they are supposed to be. This experiment isnt a good one at all because some parents dont really care about thier children, and they just let them be, and for those parents that do care, their privaledge of watching over their kids would be taken away with this tracking system.

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  131. I don't think that the schools should have gps tracking on the students. This would be an invasion of privacy of the students and many would complain and fight against the school for doing this. Another problem with doing this is it will cost the school money that it greatly needs for other things such as more books or replacement equipment. This tracking system is a huge violation of privacy and should not be used in schools.

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  132. Isabel De la Rosa
    Bauer
    p.2
    I completely disagree with the GPS systems schools want to put on students. In the first place how would this help the school? Sure it would let the school now where the students were but sincerely the kids that want to do bad will do bad its not really the places they go it’s the type of kids bad kids will do bad things anywhere and no gps system could change that. Also I don’t believe the school has the right to now what you’re up to after school or before. In the other hand I do believe parents have the right to use them on their children but just because I think they can, I still think they shouldn’t because their should be trust and parent should respect the privacy of their children.

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  133. Jana HackettttttttAugust 31, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    I think a GPS system that knows every move of every student is not a good idea. Not only would it be very expensive, with budget cuts and all, but I believe a device that tracks a students whereabouts is an invasion of privacy. I feel that a student's location should be between the student and his parents. In many cases, that's what cell phones are for.

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  134. I think that having a GPS tracking system on students is a dumb idea. That would be violating the students rights and privacy. I think that the parents should be the ones who should know where their kids are at, not the school.

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  135. Putting gps tracking would be a very bad idea only because people deserve privacy and that the school would begin to punish kids for things they do outside of school.

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  136. Lourdes Godinez
    Mr. Bauer
    Period 2 Economics

    First of all, why would they even consider using GPS trackers, when that involves spending alot of money that schools dont have?! We cant afford to buy paper, but we can get GPS trackers?? I think having trackers would be a bad idea because then it would be completely violating the students privacy. ONE good thing about it would be if someone was to be kidnapped, they could easily be found.

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  137. having gps tracking applied to studets on a 24 hour basis is completley infringing on their privacy. the school has a right to know where a student is when on school grounds, but not on their personal time. it is the responsibility of the parent to know the whereabouts of their child and that is absolutley none of the school's business. according to the video the "pro-gps guy" says the student would have a card that acts as a gps monitering device. this seems illogical to me, honestly, i dont even remember to bring my license with me everyday, how would students be expected to have this card with them at all times? basically, this idea is not very good and i believe it will be rejected by the student body a well as their parents.
    Hayley Swearingen
    G. Sloan
    Per.4

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  138. I think that if my school ahd this i wouldn't allow them to track me to me that is violating my rights as a students there is no reason that i should be tracked at anytime during my day during or after/before school. There is no way that any student should be subject to GPS. In my opinion the money being used for this experiment should go to a better cause.

    EJ Keller
    Per. 4

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  139. i believe that having gps tracking is ridiculous, students do need there privacy, they dont need someone watching their every move all day. if they gave me the gps card they were talking about i would probably rip it up.

    Chris Long, Mr. Bauer, P.3

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  140. This to me seems like a breaking of some sort of Amendment. If not, well, it should be. This is just down right unjust and creepy.

    -Victoria Turney
    Bauer 1st

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  141. Ricardo Rivera, Bauer P.5August 31, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    Having gps trackers of students would be dumb in my opinion. Yeah, they would track a student during the school day, but why would it still track them after. I think there would be no point in having them and that all they would do is invade personal space.

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  142. A GPS system for students 24/7 sounds RIDONCULOUS!!!!! That is a total invasion of personal privacy. No one should be able to know wat and where a person are at all times. Thats totally creepy and Stalker status. If Are school ever did that i would flush the GPS device down the toilet :)

    Mr Sloans Student of the Month
    a.k.a
    Mallory Lemieux
    Period 4 Mr. Sloan!!! :)

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  143. Victor Alvarez Mr. Sloan Period 5August 31, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    Putting a GPS tracker on students sounds like a really bad idea to me. It would take away privacy rights and be useless. If kids arent going to school, then its up to the parents to make them not school authirities.

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  144. M. Ellis
    Sloan P.2
    AP Econ

    In my opinion having a GPS tracker on a student 24/7 in order to fully monitor his or hers whereabouts is both an invasion of privacy and a violation of natural rights. The school does however have the right to observe and mandate our well being on school grounds, but when it comes to life after school, it's completely unacceptable. It's costly also. Spending money on such a ridiculous thing isn't fair to those who care about their learnings in school. Why waste money we already don't have, for something that goes against a persons privacy and well being. So basically this whole idea of having students monitored and or tracked is just plain stupid. Simple as that.

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  145. I theink the idea of a student GPS tracking system is ridiculous. No school or parent should have the right to violate a persons privacy this way.Parents should trust there kids and school should not have that much knollage into a students live. It's a waist of time and money because students will find a way around it, simple as that. Tracking any persons live is stupid, and its against human rights. People should have a right to their own privacy.

    Ashley Hall
    Sloan
    Period 5

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  146. A GPS tracking device on a student is an absolute invasion of privacy. Money would be better spent on other means of security for the school and students. It is a parents responsibility to keep track of their child.

    Wesley Raverty
    Sloan P.3

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  147. I don't think it's any schools right to go as far as constant surveillance but this still is frightening. I guess under certain situations it can seem like a good thing but it should ulimatley be up to the consent of the parents weather or not the school has the right to track them
    Ryan Cabrera
    Bauer period 2

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  148. Jacqueline OlympiusSeptember 1, 2010 at 6:53 AM

    I honestly think that this issue is not one to stress too badly over. In my opinion, it would not matter to me if my school did this. I believe the school following me during school time is justified as that is when they are responsible for me. I could see this coming in handy if we have an unidentified, armed person on campus and the administration was trying to make sure all the kids were safe. Instead of risking their own life by going out and checking the bathrooms to see if anyone was still in there, admin. could simply just go on line/on a computer or whatever to see everyone's locations while still being able to stay within safety. If the school was to keep our tracker "on" after school hours, I would want to know what their intent would be. But I really don't think that it would be too big of a deal anyways as long as they don't start calling us and bugging us about wherever we are. Unless our locations are recorded by a computer, I don't see administration wasting their weekends and after school hours sitting in front of a computer watching us move around. I believe this action would only occur during schooltime which is fine by me. To conclude, if our school was to do this, I would not be one to be bothered.

    --Sloan
    AP Econ, period 3

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  149. Ryan thinks this is a really bad bad idea this is a waste of money and a violation to natural rights.No to say that some people would get right of the tacking divice and loss more money of the school. Ryan knows that this wont happen at galt and he knows thia cause galt has no money so there is no way we can buy these things. I dont even think that the parents can give the consent to track the student i think the student has the right to choose to be tracked.

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  150. I think that th GPS tracking of students is ok as long as it is only during school hours. When students are at school, the school is in control so they can do whatever they want. The tracking of students would discourage vandalism during school hours. Less students would be tempted to ditch a class.

    Omar Hoyos

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  151. Caleb Newman
    For the school to have this ability is wrong. What makes the school think it has any place to dictate what any student does after school hours? If the parents want to do this i do not care however. What a minor is doing with their time is their parents concern and not the schools.

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  152. I don't think that GPS student tracking is such a big deal. If the school district uses these devices to help students by keeping them safe or keeping them in school by catching truant kids, then I believe it can be very helpful. This might be considered infringement on our privacy, but the only students who would be worried about this would be the ones who have something to hide. Even though I don't mind this device, it is definitely a form of helicopter education. I think these devices should only be active during school hours, because the school district should have no need or interest to know where we are when school is out.
    Mr. Sloan
    Period 5

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  153. karina ramos mrs sloan p. 1
    i belive that student gps is definetley a violation to self privacy.if this were to happen at my school i would most likley switch schools.it would proably help parents know where are there children at all times but this is not a good idea.it would also probaly help schools to know if students are studying but this again is not a good idea.there is a certain amount of school hours and when school is over students are responsible for themselves.

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  154. Bauer 4th

    I think that student GPS durring school hours is alright. The Admin of the school wants to know where students are all the time becuse they are liable for there actions. This is just one step passted taking role in every class. i think the trackign should start at 8am and end at 3pm. the device should be apart of your Student Body Card and that must be use in many ways. one was to use it is that you need to have your card to check into class and you also need it to buy your lunch. i belive if you give the students a reason to ahve a Student ID card they will use it.
    jacob farrar

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  155. i dont think it is necassary for schools to follow your every move. I believe that whatever a student chooses to do outside of school should be monitered by the students parents not by their school.

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  156. I believe that schools do not need to follow a persons every move. Parents should trust their kids and have them check in using their cell phones, not have a gps on their children. true this might be the safer choice, but kids need their privacy

    Kirk Kelly
    Sloan

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  157. I Think the Gps should not be used to track students. I cannot think of a way in which privacy would not be invaded if gps system were to work. if you can turn it on and off or have it in an id, students will always find a way to cheat the system. like the cell phones with the tracking device. it was legal because parent bought them individually and was not mandetory, but word got out and students found away around that. i think they should stop wasting time on tracking students and more on trying to develope good communication skills with them .

    Brenda Anguiano
    Mr. Bauer P4

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  158. WOW, a GPS tracking device attached to all students 24hrs a day, is this a joke? Thats crazy talk! I thought U.S.A was known as a free country. This is a total violation to a student's privacy. Why would the school even consider to get that? I don't think they should be watching our every move because thats just disturbing. They should only worry about us during school hours. I believe that it isn't the school's business to know what we do before or after school hours. Everyone deserves the right to privacy, I mean COME ON we are teenagers/young adults. I don't think this is a great benefit for the school because it would only be a waste of money and would problaby keep the school staff more busy even after working hours when they could be relaxing and doing something else.

    Karen Villasenor
    Mr.Bauer
    Per2

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  159. I no this is late but i had to put my two cents in. i honestly dont think that the school has any right to track the students. y would they need to do tis they are not obligated to no exactly where the child is at say 7 o'clock at night y would or should the school care they only are in charge untill that child made it home but they dont need to no where they need to no where the child is at sunday after noon its non of there buisness so i think that i wouldnt like them noing where i am i hae enough problems with my parents trying to know where i am 24/7 so y would i want my school to do that

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  160. Dominique Jimenez Sloan 5th.September 2, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    This is ridiculous.Schools are already too involved with our lives and in all our business, and putting tracking systems to show where we are all the time is violating our privacy.

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  161. I think that it is good to have gps on kids because although some kids want privacy so no one will know where they go, they think that they can be hurt or kidnapped at any time. If the gps keeps an eye on you then they'll know where you were taken to or where you are injured badly. It can save a life. On the other hand, some one who has bad intentions may get access to the program and could get a hold of you at any time.

    Melody Morphis
    Mr. Sloan
    per. 1

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  162. Chad Farris, Period 4 - SloanSeptember 3, 2010 at 7:38 AM

    A GPS tracking device has pros and cons. Pros would be putting it on kids who are always getting into trouble for such things as skipping school, gangs, and drugs. There would need to be some type of system for them to get a GPS once they have gotten into trouble so many times.
    Cons would be putting them on all kids no matter what the kid is like.
    The good kids should not be punished with a GPS if there is no reason for it.

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  163. If the school and the government want to waste their money trying to babysit highschool students, the should invest in these GPS devices.
    Honestly! The only kids who would even need to be considered to use one of these would be problem kids who skip school. And if these children are being truant, it is the student and the parent's fault, not the school and the government. The school can only do so much. It would not be beneficial for anyone to use these GPS devices.

    Kassie Lizama
    Sloan p.2

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  164. I don't belive that schools or even the government should follow you around and know your every move. My mom doesnt even know or do this. Its invading your privacy and is unnessasary!
    Amanda Hommond
    Sloan per.1

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  165. Steven Reichmuth, Bauer, period 2September 12, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    This whole big brother thing is a complete joke. There is no need to monitor every students personal life. If the school board approves of the company doing this, they should both be taken to court for committing a violation of privacy. All this is about is money, why else would the company offer this sort of thing.

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  166. To me I think the adults who are in charge of the students should know where the student is because this can help with keeping them out of trouble but also they would be invading a student’s privacy because if they needed to do their personal business they wouldn’t want to know that they are being tracked with every foot step they take.
    Aniscia Silva. Sloan. Per 5.

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  167. How do the school district believe this would succeed? It is not only a complete violation of student privacy but the schools shouldn't spend so much time and money trying to be a parent and focus on learning. A huge amount of teachers and classes are getting cut around the nation because of low budgets and schools began to spend on such stupid form of security? Come on they should spend more time trying to keep kids from ditching and cutting classes not baby sitting them when they go out. Im just suprised that they have gotten so far with the idea to began testing it.

    Michael Robles
    Bauer, period 3

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  168. Gevevahna LathipanyaOctober 5, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    The school tracking a person's every move through GPS is wrong and a violation of privacy. I know that many kids' lives differ from the one at school and it just isn't acceptable to invade their privacy. Schools are responsible for their students only during school hours and that's the way it should be.

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  169. When i hear about this new form of technology all i think about is drama. This can be an invasion of privacy for students. It would make me feel that am being watched at all times. Although they may want to use this technology to see if students are leaving off campuss and where they are going, there are better solutions to this problem....The school can budget there money on security guards to make sure students do not go off campuss.

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  170. I think that it is wrong to be tracking the student 24 hrs i agree during school hours but not the whole 24 hrs.

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  171. Michael Freeman Per 5 SloanDecember 13, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    I don't believe in technology being used like this today, because I feel that we are moving more and more into a world were you are under 24/7 watch. People including government can track what you eat, what you are watching, what you say on the phone, what you look up on the web, your work habits, your education and so on. The point is, that I don't like it. I understand that the government can do some of this for a good reason, but this power is not suppose to be in school. I recommend spending money on something useful for once. Who cares if a student or two go missing from time to time, the world will move on.

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  172. Vicente Chavez
    mr. sloan per 5
    Well I think that this isn't right because this would take each individuals privacy and it would be weird to know that you are being tracked on your every move 24 hours. This would help so that the parents will know were their son or daughters are at, but that would make students life miserable because they would not be able to be going around were they want confortable due to them knowing that they are being tracked so i dissagree with this and yea this could be "helicopter" term because it is like if somebody is stocking you. It would benefit the school because than it would tell them if you are geting into trouble or not nd parents as well, but still think that this is wrong.

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  173. kayla rodriguez sloan5December 13, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    student gps tracking would be soooo annoying and out of hand. this is a violation to any us citizens rights; what happened to being free? the school/schools shouldnt have the right to do this. if it was signed in a contract that both the parental guardians and the student were okay with it, then i'd understand.

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  174. What is the reasoning behind student GPS tracking? This concept is most definently a violation of rights to any citizen living in the U.S. I believe the school has no right to follow a student's private life. I do not see any benefits that a school can pull out of having a tracking system attatched to their students besides tax payers dollars being wasted. This is just taking it to far.
    Spencer Pellandini
    Sloan
    P.1

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  175. What is the reasoning behind student GPS tracking? This concept is most definently a violation of rights to any citizen living in the U.S. I believe the school has no right to follow a student's private life. I do not see any benefits that a school can pull out of having a tracking system attatched to their students besides tax payers dollars being wasted. This is just taking it to far.
    Spencer Pellandini
    Sloan
    P.1

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  176. enrique salazar sloanper5December 15, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    I dont think student do not need to be tracked by gps because what we do outside of school is our own privacy

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