States Answer The Call, Allow Cells At School

This issue has come up before. In the 80s and 90s, many states and/or schools banned the use of pagers and mobile phones in school – as they were seen to be (a) distracting and (b) often used by drug dealers. Now, however, as mobile phones are becoming ubiquitous, and many parents want their kids to have one at all times, in case of emergency, many laws and local rules are changing with the times to allow students to carry mobile phones. This sounds reasonable – as the earlier laws seemed to go too far anyway. If people are using the phones to create a disturbance or to perform illegal activities the students should get in trouble for those actions – not just for having the phone.

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