January 24, 2006

Why Homeschool? #2

Because I'll never have to submit to a iris scan to pick up Gloria from school:

When a parent arrives to pick up their child at one of three grade schools in the Freehold Borough School District, they'll need to look into a camera that will take a digital image of their iris. That photo will establish positive identification to gain entrance into the school.

Funding for the project, more than $369,000, was made possibly by a school safety grant through the National Institute of Justice, a research branch of the U.S. Department of Justice. "The idea is to improve school safety for the children," said Phil Meara, superintendent, Freehold Borough School District, on Monday. "We had a swipe-card system that operated the doors, but the technology was obsolete."

No, the federal government won't be testing out surveillance techniques on my children under the pretext of "school safety".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Big Brother under Little Brother Bush continues to press to know every thing. I like your stance.