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What to do with cell phones



Cell_phone There has been of late much discussion about the myriad ways students can use their cell phones and other electronic devices to cheat on exams. Witness these recent stories in the Sun-Sentinel and the Stuart News.

But just because teens can cheat with them doesn't mean they will. So maybe it's not the best idea to act as if bad behavior is a foregone conclusion.

That's the position the Sun-Sentinel editorial board took this week. The paper editorializes that the technology has some valid uses - calling home after a team practice, long after the buses have left campus, for one.

School districts should consider that before banning cell phones outright. The better approach, the Sun-Sentinel suggests, is to punish the kids that cheat, and not the ones who don't. Sounds logical to us. How about to you?

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:27am]


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