Although there are numerous ways around such a system, 20,000 students in the Brazilian city of Vitoria da Conquista will start wearing t-shirts with RFID microchips in them to school in an effort to keep track of them.
By 2013, all of the city’s 43,000 public school students _ aged 4 to 14 _ will be using the chip-embedded T-shirts
The “intelligent uniforms” tell parents when their children enter the school building by sending a text message to their cell phones. Parents are also alerted if kids don’t show up 20 minutes after classes begin with the following message: “Your child has still not arrived at school.”
The chips are placed underneath each school’s coat-of-arms or on one of the sleeves below a phrase that says: “Education does not transform the world. Education changes people and people transform the world.”
The T-shirts, can be washed and ironed without damaging the chips, Moraes said adding that the chips have a “security system that makes tampering virtually impossible.”
Moraes said that Vitoria da Conquista is the first city in Brazil “and maybe in the world” to use this system.
Sorry, but you’re not the first school in the world to attempt such a system. Also, no system is foolproof. There will be ways around it. That’s the nature of technology. RFID can be cloned and hacked. It will be and then the thousands of dollars the school wasted on this system will be all too clear.
This system does nothing but train an entire generation of children that it’s okay to have your every move tracked and that the state knows best for you so just follow along.