Failed For Possession Of Phone
from the might-be-a-bit-extreme dept
There have been plenty of stories about students caught cheating with a mobile phone. It’s become increasingly common for schools to tell students not to bring phones into the exam room, or, at the very least, asking the students to put them in a designated spot. However, does it make sense to fail any student found with a phone without any evidence of cheating? That’s what’s happening in Scotland, where students who were found with phones in the exam room are about to find out they failed (apparently they weren’t told at the time). It certainly will help to get the message across that phones are not welcome, but it seems a bit excessive for students who perhaps are just so used to having a phone on them that they forgot to leave it at home.