Bannning Cellphones

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Should Cell Phones Be Banned
Jenna

In the article “Should Cell Phones be Banned”, Max Rebarb says that he would like to see a rule of cell phones banned in schools of New York City. Rebarb argues that students often inappropriately use their phones in class (e.g. texting and/or calling), and it is a distribution of the teachings within. Although, some students may over use their cellphones I believe that banning them is an unnecessary act. Students in high school are expected to be responsible of themselves and know right from wrong, and maturely handle responsibilities. For this reason alone Max Rebarb should excuse the banned.

Although, cellphones may be a distraction for the individual using it, it often does not affect the students around them. Students are aware of the consequences of not paying attention in class therefore; they should be able to choose what’s most important to them. For example, like fast food it is okay to eat it once in a while, but you know the consequences if you eat it on a regular basis. Everything has its consequences; it’s up to the individual to choose what’s most important to them.

Students are expected to act like an adult; therefor they hold “grown up” responsibilities. Students hold part time jobs, and a cellphone is a quick and accessible way to keep in contact with your work and other employees in case something comes up, or you are needed at a specific time.

Finally Rebar states that cellphones disturb the learning process, although I argue that if used properly cellphones can further learning. Students who have difficulty understanding or need an example could use there cellphone for their internet access to broaden their knowledge. Teachers push on initiative, so wouldn’t using an accessible tool in the correct way to further your education initiative?

For these reasons alone, I believe that Max Rebarb’s ban on cellphones should be rejected. Cell phones are our personal responsibility, and as mature...
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