Texas leads the nation in finding ways to electronically monitor school children. Two schools in San Antonio are now requiring all students to carry GPS-linked I.D. cards on campus. Now Tyler TX schools want to give students a GPS card that they will have to swipe to get on a school bus so they can be tracked en route to school.  The setup costs for this and GPS monitors on the bus will be $134,000 at a time when schools are slashing so many educational and extracurricular activities, how do they spare money for GPS systems? For the story go to: http://www.trackwhatmatters.com/bus-tracking

For more info on other tracking of school kids see David Rosen’s article at Salon.com:http://www.salon.com/2012/10/08/big_brother_invades_our_classrooms/