JJ Daddy-O had flagged the original story a few days ago of a junior high school in Texas putting RFID chips in student ID's to help bring in more headcount-based state funding. But Wired gets the award for the most depressing quote in the whole screwed up situation:
Gonzalez said John Jay High has 200 surveillance cameras and Anson Jones Middle School, about 90.Tracking School Children With RFID Tags? It's All About the Benjamins [wired via jj daddy-o]
"The kids," he said, "are used to being monitored."