As schools embrace fingerprint scanning, some push back
By eSchool News
March 18th, 2008
Schools across the country are scanning students' fingerprints so that they can pay for meals or check out books at the touch of a finger, reports Stateline.org--but a growing backlash from parents and civil libertarians has led some states to outlaw or limit the technology. In several cases when parents have objected, school districts have backed down, and some states have banned the technology altogether. /state>/place>Illinois/place> place="">/>/state> state="">/> is the only state that requires schools to get parental permission before scanning students' fingerprints. /state>Iowa/state> state="">/> has banned biometrics outright in schools, and /state>/place>Michigan/place> place="">/>/state> state="">/>...
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