The Debate Over Cell Phone Use
In the ongoing debate over whether cell phones should be allowed in school, parents and schools are often at odds. While schools claim that students spend too much of the school day texting instead of concentrating in class, parents want a reliable way to connect with their children during the school day. Parents' need to connect has become even more critical in the aftermath of horrible events such asSeptember 11, 2001, and the tragic shootings at schools at colleges. Parents need to know that they can reliably connect with their kids, particularly in the case of a family, local, or larger emergency.
Schools, on the other hand, claim not only that cell phone use interferes with students' concentration, but also that cell phones can contribute to cheating, which, according to studies, is on the rise in schools nationwide. In fact, one of the easiest ways teachers, including at private schools, can prevent cheating is to confiscate cell phones, scientific calculators (as students can use the memory functions to store