Some parents and their children are upset, citing invasion of privacy.
However, I'm a bit sceptical about the success of the badges. If I were a student, I'd simply ask friend(s) to take my badge with them to class, and place it in a desk or near the room until class was over. I'm sure some students could come up with even better ideas than me because I didn't skip classes.
I think the better solution is to start teaching students the virtue of learning and honesty. Parents need to wake up and realize that they, too, have a responsibility to help their children learn the value of education and hard work.
Instead of hiring teachers who teach students self-esteem, schools should hiring good teachers who can teach real subjects like English, math, science, and music.
If we don't change this trend, instead of locator badges, schools might soon require students to have GPS chips inserted into their bodies.