"I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology. Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control ...its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen....Educational propaganda, with government help, could achieve this result in a generation. There are, however, two powerful forces opposed to such a policy: one is religion; the other is nationalism....A scientific world society cannot be stable unless there is a world government."
Bertrand Russell's THE IMPACT OF SCIENCE UPON SOCIETY (1953)
GPS tracking preschoolers (video)
Daily News @ http://RevolutionNews.US ~ Northern California Preschoolers Wearing Tracking Devices. RICHMOND - California officials are outfitting preschoolers in Contra Costa County with tracking devices they say will save staff time and money.
The system was introduced Tuesday. When at the school, students will wear a jersey that has a small radio frequency tag.
The tag will send signals to sensors that help track children's whereabouts, attendance and even whether they've eaten or not.
School officials say it will free up teachers and administrators who previously had to note on paper files when a child was absent or had eaten.
Sung Kim of the county's employment and human services department said the system could save thousands of hours of staff time and pay for itself within a year.
It cost $50,000 and was paid by a federal grant.
Program uses GPS, mentors to keep kids from skipping school
DALLAS - A Dallas-based company is aiming to keep kids in school.
With parental permission, students are tracked by GPS for a six-week course on responsibility. It's working in districts from Anaheim, California to San Antonio, Texas.
But, it's not just helping kids go to class and raise their grades; it's also making money for districts.
WFAA traveled to San Antonio to look into the program that the Dallas Independent School District will soon test out themselves.
Every day at the same time and on cue, Ashley Rodriguez and Joshua Kim skipped class at San Antonio's Edison High. That was the case until there was a GPS device that tracked their location and mentors they were to keep in touch with five times a day.
"At lunch, we press the one three times and then enter," Rodriguez said. "That shows that you are at lunch at this time."
By checking in, students learn responsibility as the device alerts mentors if a student isn't in the right place at the right time.
"One time, I was coming to school and I got a text message saying, 'Your monitor isn't showing up at school; where are you at?'" Kim said.
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