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Schools have turned back on parents with tech policy change [Letter]
The bring-your-own-device policy is a terrible idea ("Schools relax ban, embrace cellphones," Sept. 19). It is a complete farce to pretend that students will not be texting, tweeting, watching YouTube, posting on Facebook and playing video games during class time. It doesn't matter if they sign a form pledging not to use their devices irresponsibly. This is completely unenforceable and students, teachers and parents know it. One teacher cannot effectively monitor what is on the screens of the smart phones, iPads, or laptops of every student in the class. The school system has just abandoned parents in their daily struggle to keep their children from overusing technology.
September 25, 2013