Amandari Washington

Phones during class?

This is about kids being allowed to have their phones during class. And why this would be better for the country.

Amandari H.


6 November 2016

The Next President of the United States

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Next President:

The topic that I was most concerned about was whether or not to have schools allow kids to have their phones in class.

The problem with this subject is that 85% of parents want to have their child keep their phone in class with them in case of an emergency. But the school rules say that they can’t have their phones with them. If we fix this problem it would make parents worry less than they are today. After the shootings in 1999 at Columbine High School, and the terrorist attacks. That school eased the no phones in class rule.

My idea on how to fix this problem is to let kids be able to have their phones with them. Only if they have their parents sign a permission slip. And if they would have their phones off during class. They would not have them completely off they can have them on vibrate. It they get a message if it is from a parent of guardian they can answer without disrupting the class, then put it back away quickly. If my solution will become reality. Then the world will be filled with less stressed parents. And it will have more protection for kids. Teachers won’t have to worry about phones getting out of hand. Because parents will get a call if it does. I think the first thing the president should do is ease the phone restrictions and give the teachers and parents a choice if they want their students/kids have a phone in school.

Thanks for (maybe) reading this and taking this into consideration.



Works Cited

“Cell Phones in School: An Overview.” Cell Phones in School: An Overview, Ballaro, Beverly, and Jill Ginsburg. “Cell Phones In School: An Overview.” Points Of View: Cell Phones In School (2016): 1. Points of View Reference Center. Web. 6 Nov. 2016.

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