School Phone Bans

Multimedia Project By Corey Brown

Cell phones are a distraction in the typical classroom and the learning environment because they cannot be handled with the responsibility that teenagers are said to possess.

Source #1

The first body paragraph explains top argument for the opposing side as well as reasons for their accusations such as;

“Students survived for hundreds of years without cell phones and they don't need them now."

In this viewpoint, Armstrong Williams recommends prohibiting cell phones in school because, in his opinion, they are distracting to the user and to other students.”

Source #2

The paragraph next explains more of the opposing side, specifically the use of the electronic devices for personal reasons that do not pertain to educational goals.

“The instrument is used in facilitating appointments and dating in town during and after school hours. For this reason, Mr Asaah revealed, the use of mobile phones in English High School is strictly forbidden.”

Source #3

The following is mainly for the side that encourages phones for learning and the safety and well being for students.

“As a middle school parent, I know that cell phones are an important way for parents and students to communicate. ... While cell phones can cause legitimate problems inside school, this is about safety, too. I want to help school-age families and educators strike a balance that ensures parents are empowered to take responsibility for their children's welfare. ...”

Citations

Weingarten, Randi. "Cell Phones Should Not Be Banned in Schools." School Policies. Ed. Jamuna Carroll. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "affidavit on behalf of United Federation of Teachers, Camella Price et al. v. New York City Board of Education et al." Supreme Court of the State of New York, 2006. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 26 Mar. 2013.

"Mobile Phones in Schools : Threat to Learning." Africa News Service 20 Nov. 2003.Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 25 Mar. 2013.

Williams, Armstrong. "Cell Phones Should Be Banned in Schools." School Policies. Ed. Jamuna Carroll. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Classrooms Are No Place for Cell Phones." Townhall.com. 2006. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 5 Apr. 2013.