Texas school’s tracking student ID program reviewed by federal judge
By Laura Ascione
December 19th, 2012
A federal judge is mulling whether a Texas high school that requires students to wear tracking badges can remove students who refuse to comply, the Huffington Post reports. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia on Monday didn't immediately decide whether San Antonio's Northside school district has the right to transfer 15-year-old Andrea Hernandez to another campus. The sophomore is refusing to join 4,200 other students wearing mandatory student IDs implanted with tracking chips. Administrators say the chips make students safer and will help boost attendance records that are used to calculate badly needed state funding...
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