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January 17 2012

Big Brother Tells Mom and Dad to Stand Aside

Julie Gunlock

National Review Online's The Homefront

The Daily Mail reports that a school district in Long Island, N.Y. will start monitoring students’ heart rates, exercise routines, and sleep schedules via electronic bracelets in an effort to tackle the obesity epidemic. School districts in New Jersey and Missouri have similar programs.

Hm . . . monitoring kids’ health, activity level, and sleep habits . . . I thought those things used to be behaviors parents monitored.

If you’re keeping track, kids now get breakfast, lunch, and dinner in schools. And now, thanks to government nannies, their home life is going to be monitored. Nope, that doesn’t seem creepy at all.

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