Pete Schweddy Weighs In on Bryan Adams' G.P.S. Monitors

We began the week with news of Bryan Adams High School outfitting chronic truants with Global Positioning System monitors, which lead to a heated, inevitable debate over their use. And it hasn't ended: Yesterday, National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation ran a lengthy segment on the devices' use at Bryan Adams, featuring an interview with Kyle Ross, the school's alternative education coordinator. There are also heated calls from folks on both sides of the issue -- though when NPR listeners get heated, of course, their voices rise just this side of a sleepy whisper. --Robert Wilonsky