Editorial: Harness power of cellphones, don't forbid them

Lois Jarman, a member of the Frederick County Board of Education, wants to schedule a discussion of the school system’s policy on students and cellphones, with an eye toward severely restricting their use. It is a legitimate issue for the board to consider, but it is going to be a difficult one to get widespread agreement on. Educators, parents and students all differ on the proper use of smartphones in school. When the board begins grappling with the issue this fall, its members are likely to find it a challenge. A brief online search shows that schools have been seeking the right solution for more than 15 years, when far fewer students had access to cellphones. (News-Post)

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