Well, I would ordinarily be conflicted about something like this…as I don’t see teenagers as HUMAN, much less people with actual rights…but we’re all about holding the line here, and this is a definite crossing of it by San Antonio courts:
Court authorities will be able to track students with a history of skipping school under a new program requiring them to wear ankle bracelets with Global Positioning System monitoring.
Let’s go over this again… It isn’t the government’s job to get kids to school, it is the parents’ job. If the parents do not do their job, try fining them. Few things motivate people like money, or the losing thereof.
Penn said students in the program will wear the ankle bracelets full-time and will not be able to remove them
Small wonder, the ACLU has their nose in the matter, but they’re getting it wrong, too:
“We’re all for keeping kids in school, and we applaud any efforts to make that happen,” Burke said.
No. No, no, no, no. And no. Not ANY efforts…but rather efforts involving actual PARENTING.
Too much to ask for, I know.