District microchips uniforms so students don't skip school3/27/2012
Kids in one district are now up against a pretty tough foe in their battle to skip school: their own uniforms. 20,000 grade school students in Vitoria de Conquista, Brazil, have been given microchipped uniforms that text parents when their kids arrive at school -- or if they're more than 20 minutes late. Says Tecca.com: "According to the city's education secretary Coriolano Moraes, the local government decided to launch the project because parents 'would always be surprised when told of the number times their children skipped class.'" The project has cost the school system $670,000.
Would you want your kid to wear this?