Making War On Cell Phones
Mrs. Cornelius has the latest dispatch from from the front in the on-going war that New York City's public school system has been waging against cell phones in the schools. Here's a taste:
Earlier this month,Consider reading the whole thing.
the Great and All-Powerful Oz and the Little Man Beind the CurtainMayor Bloomberg and School Chancellor Joel Klein announced they WEREN'T KIDDING AROUND NOW and that the cell phone ban in the New York City Schools, which dates to the days when mobile phones were the size of a cement block, was going to be rigorously enforced, no foolin'.
Our own junior high school here in California's "Imperial" Valley has had an unofficial "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding students and cell phones for years.
As long as the phone is out of sight and doesn't go off in class, we don't look for it. If a ringing phone does disrupt instruction, the offending device is sent to the school's office where it
This unofficial policy works for us.