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- petition |pəˈtiSH(ə)n| noun a formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to authority with respect to a particular cause: she was asked to sign a petition against plans to build on the local playing fields.
- adopt |əˈdäpt| verb [with object] • take up or start to use or follow (an idea, method, or course of action): this approach has been adopted by many big banks.
- underscore verb |ˈəndərˌskôrˌəndərˈskôr| [with object] underline (something). • emphasize: the company underscored the progress made with fuel cells.
- deploy |dəˈploi| verb [with object] bring into effective action; utilize: they are not always able to deploy this skill.
- encapsulate |inˈkapsəˌlātenˈkapsəˌlāt| verb [with object] • express the essential features of (someone or something) succinctly: the conclusion is encapsulated in one sentence.
- proponent |prəˈpōnənt|noun a person who advocates a theory, proposal, or project: a collection of essays by both critics and proponents of graphology.
- surveillance |sərˈvāləns| noun close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal: he found himself put under surveillance by military intelligence.
- revision |rəˈviZHən| noun the action of revising: the plan needs drastic revision. • a revised edition or form of something.
- *Person of interest is a term used by U.S. law enforcement when identifying someone involved in a criminal investigation who has not been arrested or formally accused of a crime. Someone who isn’t a suspect in a crime, but just in consideration.
- scrutinize |ˈskro͞otnˌīz| verb [with object] examine or inspect closely and thoroughly: customers were warned to scrutinize the small print.
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Jim Shultz tried everything he could think of to stop facial recognition technology from entering the public school. He wrote an Op-Ed in The New York Times. He filed a petition with the superintendent of the district. But a few weeks ago, he lost. A few cities, like San Francisco and Somerville, Mass., have barred their governments from using the technology, but they are exceptions. Robert LiPuma, the Lockport City School District’s director of technology, said he believed that if the technology had been in place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the deadly 2018 attack there may never have happened.’You had an expelled student that would have been put into the system, because they were not supposed to be on school grounds.’
‘They snuck in through an open door. ‘Subjecting 5-year-olds to this technology will not make anyone safer, and we can’t allow invasive surveillance to become the norm in our public spaces,’ said Stefanie Coyle, deputy director of the Education Policy Center for the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Identify The Speakers
- Jim Shultz , parent,tried everything he could think of to stop facial recognition technology from entering the public schools. “The district,turned our kids into lab rats in a high-tech experiment in privacy invasion.”
- Robert LiPuma, the Lockport City School District’s director of technology. “You had an expelled student that would have been put into the system, because they were not supposed to be on school grounds. They snuck in through an open door.'”
- Stefanie Coyle, deputy director of the Education Policy Center for the New York Civil Liberties Union. “Subjecting 5-year-olds to this technology will not make anyone safer, and we can’t allow invasive surveillance to become the norm in our public spaces.”
- Brooke Cox, 14, a freshman at Lockport High School. “I’m not sure where they are in the school or even think I’ve seen them. I don’t fully know why we have the cameras. I haven’t been told what their purpose is.”
- Tina Ni, 18, student at Lockport High School. “The new technology and the news coverage of her school were cool.”
- Jason Nance, a law professor at the University of Florida who focuses on education law and policy. “If suspended students are put on the watch list, they are going to be scrutinized more heavily,” he said, which could lead to a higher likelihood that they could enter into the criminal justice system.”