Re: I dont see the problem!
"If you give a kid to remember a library card, some will lose it, some will forget it and others will "borrow" someone else’s. Fingerprint readers in the school library are cheap, efficient and idea for saving money and making sure kids don’t lose books and forget their responsibilities to bring the books back. I remember saying when I lost a school book 'I didn’t take it out' I wouldn’t have been able to say that if I had used my finger to take the thing out in the first place."
How about teaching a child to admit he lost a book? You know, it's something to do with being responsible for your actions and learning how to accept responsibility.
"If we’re talking about using finger prints in the classroom, then doesn’t it protect the kid? I.e. if the teach is incompetent and doesn’t know the kids names, knowing a kid is who they claim to be (not covering for a mate) if going to protect everyone, including the kid."
And that will make the incompetent teacher teach them better?
"The whole argument against fingerprints in schools is based on the same principles that mobile phone masts kill. It’s called scaremongering."
No, this argument is clearly and rightfully based on the assumption that control won't make society better.