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Sunday, February 20, 2011

GPS Controlled Students

​Students cutting class is something that has existed ever since school was invented. But the Anaheim Union High School District school district is enacting a plan to get their kids in line. According to the Orange County Register, "seventh- and eighth-graders with four unexcused absences or more this school year are assigned to carry a hand-held GPS device about the size of a cell phone." The program has a great success rate: "Where the GPS technology has been implemented, average attendance among chronically truant students jumped from 77 percent to 95 percent during the six-week program."

3 comments:

  1. This epoch is becoming the paradise for men like Duke Maximilian I. of Bavaria, isn´t it?

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  2. This is not Big Brother. This helps students go to school. If they don´t like to be monitored they may change their habits.

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  3. It is the sunny side of Big Brother, I suppose. The part which everyone can only love, maybe even the students, since thus they experience the pleasure of mutuality. Great is the pleasure of individality. But the pleasure of mutuality is enjoyable either.

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