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Will Wyoming see the light on micro-chip student tracking?

 Texas Instruments displays their radio frequency identification (RFID) technology
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Will Wyoming school officials continue vying for electronic student tracking?

Maybe not after they see how a Texas school is now pulling the plug on similar technology.

According to reports, a San Antonio school district is dropping the use of its new student I.D. tracking system.

A controversy embroiled after a student refused to wear an I.D. embedded with microchip technology. The student argued this mandate violated her religious beliefs.

Unsurprisingly the court sided with the school officials, however the public awareness had now turned the tracking policy into a heated public debate.

In turn, Texas lawmakers filed legislation that would ban student tracking systems. Making matters even worse for the school officials an attempt to hack the district web-site by someone claiming ties to the international activists named Anonymous brought even more opposition.

In the end the school officials were forced to yield to the concerns of privacy rights advocates.

Although the San Antonio school officials have stated they will look for "other ways" to use the previously purchased technology, it's now obvious that the original cost of the implementation has added up to a much larger price tag.

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