The New York Sun reports that 388 New York City schools are requiring the use of electronic identification cards. Each morning, instead of the traditional method of taking attendance--by roll call--students are now required to swipe their identification card to keep track of attendance issues. The cards were first implemented five years ago in the most troubled city schools. Now in the span of 18 months, 100 other schools have joined the program, including some of the most elite high schools. In addition to tracking attendance, the system can be used to track who is suspended, who...

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