Aside from the sheer nuttiness of kids not having their own library cards to begin with (like where the hell are their obviously useless parents), why do school children need something called an “identification card”?
Identification cards for Burbank Unified students may soon be usable at public libraries in the city.
Mayor Jess Talamantes said the idea was a “no-brainer,” while board member Roberta Reynolds said it would be a “tremendous benefit” for students.
The goal of the concept, brought forward by school board Vice President Steve Ferguson, is to have the identification cards of the nearly 15,000 students in the district double as their library card at local public libraries, said Elizabeth Goldman, library services director for the city.
You mean all 15,000 school kids in Burbank have ID cards? What’s the purpose of that? To teach them how to be happy little minions?
We’ve heard of using ASB cards at the high school level, for admission to various events etc. They always made some money on those things too.
But there’s no need for the littler kids to have to be carrying around Achtung-like identity cards in order to prove their worth; nor is there a good reason for anyone in power to actively get rid of one of the greatest moments of young childhood: going down to the library with your parents to get your own library card.
And then that day when it finally comes in the mail.
What other little fascisms are being inflicted on these kids today? Identification cards — Jesus Christ, what kind of society is this now.
And what the hell?
Goldman explained a possible way to implement the program.
Before the start of the school year, the district would notify parents that their child’s identification card can grant them access to all the branches of the Burbank Public Library if parents choose include their child in the program.
“The school district would then need to share its data with the library so that we can have all those records in our system,” Goldman said. “We then create a library identification number for each student. It could be the same as their student identification number; it could be a library bar-code number. Each institution has its system, but as long as it’s unique, it’ll work.”
Talk about a privacy nightmare.
Why not just go down to the damned library and get a real library card?