The piece argues that blanket bans on cellphones, audio players, digital cameras and almost any handheld electronic device in schools are going too far.
The letters argue that these buzzing contraptions are distractions in class. They are. They should be banned from class. But the opinion argues that they should not be banned from school. It’s a small distinction, but an important one.
After all, last time I checked, students were still allowed to socialize between classes. Or has that been banned too?