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More States Push to Ban Cell Phones in Classrooms

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Educators across the country are increasingly concerned about the pervasive use of smartphones by students in classrooms, leading to distractions and disruptions in learning.

Many teachers report students engaging in activities like watching Netflix, gambling, and using social media during class time.

In response, there is a growing movement to ban cell phones in schools, with some states like Florida and Utah already implementing such policies.

Advocates argue that removing phones from classrooms can improve learning outcomes and reduce distractions. However, some students and parents express concerns about being cut off from communication in case of emergencies.

Read more here.


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