To the Editor,
In my business, the ID must be displayed in clear view and above the waist at all times. If not, I stay home with no pay. If I were to lose my ID, I cannot work until a new one is processed which can take days. This will cost more than five dollars.
Part of education in today’s world includes being responsible enough to remember required school materials, which includes the ID.
After many incidents at schools across the country and around the world, is it asking too much for a properly identified student to attend school? This is just a very small step toward security and I suspect if we can’t follow this simple rule, which will most likely follow the students through their lifetime, metal detectors will be next. At the cost of more taxes, I feel a small ID on a lanyard isn’t asking too much at all.
As far as cell phones, why would anyone even consider allowing a cell phone into the school with their child? They are banned from school for distraction reasons and lmany contain cameras which can take pictures and be on the Internet in minutes. I made it through 16 years of school without one and received many messages from home and work between and after classes. The schools actually have working phones located in the offices that can be used for messaging purposes.
Next time you visit the airport for travel, don’t take your ID and resist laying your cell phone out for inspection, it would be quite interesting to see how close you might get to your departure gate. Simple rules.
Get used to it parents and students, ID’s are in and cell phones are out. Play by the rules and this drama will be over and your education will move forward.