Mayor Bill de Blasio recently lifted the city’s ban on cellphones in schools. The move will surely bring joy to the more 1.1 million students enrolled in the city’s public schools. At present, students are not permitted to bring their cellphones and other electronic devices to school. In some schools, students check their electronics to businesses outside the school for a fee. The new policy calls for school administrators, parents and teachers to set policies regarding the enforcement of student electronics. Mayor de Blasio, in his announcement, argued that the lift of the ban would make it easier for parents to contact their children, especially in case of emergencies. De Blasio also argued that the current ban has an element of inequity and unfairness as it targets students in low-income schools and schools with metal detectors.
What are your thoughts on the new policy? Will it hurt or h