Originally posted by SWAT
the school I attend and several schools around here are now finding it a good way of abusing their power to either tell students if they have cell
phones on in school they will be confiscated or they will be punished
In that, were you to be talking on the phone in class you would be wasting, at the very least, your teachers' and classmates' time, I think it's a
bit far to say they're "abusing their power." Certainly some school disctricts have a...shall we say...skewed from reality approach to cell
... one school has actually kicked a student out for having a cell phone go off in class
Was this a first offense, or had he been warned before?
, im talking about students in 11th and 12th grade (im in 12th)... it is very legit to say that by the time your 17 or 18 or 19 in those grades
your personal finance or english class might be the least of your concerns as you may have a job or other obligations
In most states, you can stop going to school at 16 years old. In any state, once you're 18 you're considered a legal adult and can't be held for
truancy. If school is such a waste of your time why are you still going there instead of getting some extra hours in at work?
, so is it just me or for a school to say that they can take your phone away for having it on or using it during school legitimate?
It really depends on the policy. For using it during a class, certainly that's legitimate. For having the phone ring during class, unless it's a
regular occurrance, that's a little excessive. If the phone's on silent, and out of sight, I'd say the policy is going to far.
. . . but i thought the last couple years in high school were to help you prepare for the real world, and the last time i checked you wont get
your phone confiscated at work or at home for using it, heck most jobs people are on the phone with someone all the time
As has been mentioned, phone-use in the working world is dependant on whether or not it's appropriate to the situation. If you're in a meeting with
your boss, it's not appropriate unless you're someone whose job requires them to be on-call. Technically, most companies have a policy forbidding
personal calls during working hours; the idea being that they're not paying you to talk to your family/spouse/friends/whatever.
... apparently the whole preparing for the real world is out the window... this is just how i feel (by the way, theyve never tried to take my
phone, but id like to see em try )
Sometimes I really wish that school officials were still allowed to touch students. The image of a wrestling coach prying the phone out of a
recalcitrant student's hands here is just too perfect
The bottom line is that most calls young adults receive do not merit interrupting class to take. Sure, there's the occasional family emergency, but
that's the exception rather than the rule. Most calls you'll receive during the school day are from friends and family calling to chat, not to
report an emergency. And if you're in a job that requires you to be on-call 24x7, and you feel that school is a waste of your time, drop out, get
your GED, and go to work. If not, please stop making it harder for others in your class, who may not be as smart as you, to learn.