Toronto school board to lift cell phone ban
Proponents of a freshly approved policy to allow cellphone use in Toronto classrooms say it will support “21st century learning,” an argument critics say ignores the unnecessary distractions the devices may cause.
The Toronto District School Board voted this week to rescind a four-year-old rule banning cellphone use, which was put in place to prevent everything from inappropriate photographs to electronic cheating.
“We’re trying to prepare them for 21st century learning, and how can we do that when there’s a ban?” said student trustee Jenny Williams, who helped bring forward the cellphone motion, which takes effect in September. (Credit: Fotolia )