GPS Prevents Kids From Playing Hooky

Liz Dwyer summarizes:

[An Anaheim] city's school district has teamed up with local police for the ultimate Big-Brother-is-watching-you solution to truancy. They've embarked on a six-week pilot program where 75 students with four or more unexcused absences are carrying a handheld GPS tracking device.  Every morning the teens get a robocall reminding them to get to school on time. After that, they're required to pull out their GPS device five times a day and "enter a code that tracks their locationsas they leave for school, when they arrive at school, at lunchtime, when they leave school and at 8 p.m."