Letter to the editor: response to “Tutorial enforcement to be tightened”

An open-minded student’s perspective

Dear Editor,

I recently read the article titled “Tutorial enforcement to be tightened” in the second issue of The Epitaph. I have to say, I was a bit surprised when I first read this article because I never expected the school to go Big Brother and start tracking student’s movements. But then I realized that the school does have the right to do that since our parents gave them that right when they chose to send us to this school.

I know that there may be some privacy concerns and fear of abuse of this information, but I honestly think that the new system does not violate our right to privacy. We are attending a public school, which means we are on public property, so the school can track all the students as much as they want as long as they are on school campus.

Also, the most that the school knows is where a student is during tutorial, and I don’t know how that information can be abused.

My only concern is whether the new system is worth the cost. The new ID scanning system doesn’t sound very cheap, and there is no guarantee that it will increase the effectiveness of tutorial.

But I am an open-minded person and am willing to give this a chance, for the better of our school.

– Daniel Bao (12)