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43,000 Brazilian children to use RFID locators in T-shirts by 2013

In March 2012 students in northeastern Brazil, Vitoria da Conquista, now wear RFID locator chips embedded in their T-shirts the Huffington Post reports.  The RFID chip is designed to withstand washing and ironing and  it has a  “security system that makes tampering virtually impossible.”  Phew, thank goodness for that!

“Twenty thousand students in 25 of Vitoria da Conquista’s 213 public schools started using T-shirts with chips earlier this week.  By 2013, all of the city’s 43,000 public school students, aged 4 to 14, will be using the chip-embedded T-shirts.”

How apt that 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.”

Indeed, but quite in what way does education change the world after students have been tracked like this in their ‘education’ is the question.