Exhibiting scarily Orwellian tendencies, a preschool in California has decided to track
their small charges with electronic chips, sewn into tags in their
shirts, to monitor where they are, when they're eating and other
childhood imponderables that once upon a time actual human beings,
preferably parents, kept tabs on. Some pesky opponents worry about the
loss of privacy and dignity inherent in treating children like
livestock, but the Feds funded the $50,000 project so it must be a good
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"Now, when we feed the children lunch we just have to push a
button and it's done," said teacher Simone Beauford. "We don't have to
check the papers, check the papers, check the papers..."