Tuesday, November 20, 2012

STAND & DELIVER: Hernandez takes her business elsewhere

UPDATE 2PM 11/21: Bexar County Judge grants court restraint of expulsion order, in favor of Andrea Hernandez.

c/o GovtSlaves by way of Aaron Dykes at Infowars.com 

"After months of protesting a policy requiring high school students to wear an RFID-enabled ID badge around their necks at all times, Andrea Hernandez is being involuntarily withdrawn from John Jay High School in San Antonio effective November 26th, according to a letter sent by the district that has now been made public. 

The letter, sent on November 13, informs her father that the Smart ID program, which was phased in with the new school year, is now in “full implementation” and requires all students to comply by wearing the location-tracking badges. 

Since Andrea Hernandez has refused to wear the badge, she is being withdrawn from the magnate school and her program at the Science and Engineering Academy, and instead will have to attend William Howard Taft HS, which is not currently involved in the ID scheme, unless she changes her position."

BTC Commentary --  Andrea Hernandez has been the frontrunner in a fight where technology demands unconditional obedience to a hidden instructor.  Whether it's militarized drones or the call of Big Data on your Christmas shopping, you can't turn your neck anymore without some element of the surveillance state wanting something they don't deserve.  Ms. Hernandez is proof there is an evolving market for those who want options to distance themselves from digital surveillance mandates.

The San Antonio NISD made gambling decisions with public funding betting on a futurists monetary hedge, data.  They made the leap from data as something collected, to data for use as monetary exchange. The State of Texas set up a quantics system based on nose counts. The school board hopes if they invest over $100,000 today they *might* be able to get $1.7 million more from the State of Texas. The results have to be guaranteed to the State to recoup the investment and profit for the school district.

So why isn't John Jay High School exercising policies which positively results in student attendance and retention?  San Antonio's NISD has more problems than meets the eye if RFID badge mandates was the path chosen to garner funding for their Institution.

The NISD, like most public school boards, has a monopoly on appropriations and the ability to choose winners and losers for technology contracts in public education. Of the most common complaints about public school boards are: they are easily corruptable, they are difficult to hold to account for actions and they do not respond to the educational demands of communities they serve.

Let's look at a case study: the New Orleans School District after Hurricaine Katrina. The State of Louisiana had the chance to rebuild with a multimillion dollar public education budget.  It had not seen the return on their tax dollar investments for test scores, student attendance and quality education.  It was high time to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. A New Orleans School Board member was indicted for taking bribes in a backroom deal. The offense was preferring a certain software for public classrooms, a guaranteed boon for contractors against the interests of the curriculum and the students.

Sound familiar, Texas?

New Orleans tried an experiment creating competitive alternatives to the corrupt local school board's public-private monopoly.  The State of Louisiana gave parents a choice of where to send their children based on the school appropriations budget for their area.  The result was the highest conversion of public dollars to charter school institutions in US history.

It became the subject of a documentary, The Experiment.

Someone is interested in Andrea Hernandez's education.  It isn't the NISD. So let's make it competetive!

Help Andrea, a talented young latina, find her way to the best STEM education to support the best possible future.  It is entirely possible for her to attend MIT and still regard privacy in a technological field.  

Please contact her attorneys at The Rutherford Institute if you are interested in sponsoring her scholarship.


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but if you are going to any school tracking attendance is mandatory. And this is a school that is molding her into a scientist or engineer, so if she follows this path she can work on being expelled from college and any jobs because both will require some form of badge.

Beat The Chip said...

To rebutt your logic here, is that Andrea can work as an independent citizen anywhere. There are plenty of technology start ups and Silicon Valley businesses which don't require RFID badges. The ones that do, workers understand there is commercial agreement. There are legal contracts but it's not a binding mandate of the State. Furthermore, college attendance is based on private funding models. If you don't go, you fail as an adult. If Hernandez produces enough capital, she chooses the school she attends. From there the alma mater may or may not attempt the same ID process. The model being used at John Jay is reckless, coercive and poorly calculated for longterm progress. If the "bribery and backroom dealing" shoe fits the NISD, you should know people can see who is walking around in those shoes.