Oct 282010
 
 October 28, 2010  Surveillance, Youth & Schools

David Abel reports:

The hope is that the card will open an array of city services to students and reduce their absenteeism; the fear is that the new data it provides to city officials could be abused for less educational purposes.

City officials plan to launch a pilot program today to make it easier for some public school students to use city services by providing them with one card they can use to ride the MBTA, withdraw books from city libraries, play sports, attend after-school programs at community centers, and access meal programs at their schools.

Read more in the Boston Globe.

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