13 Mar Mixed reaction to cellphone ban in Ontario classrooms
The provincial government is set to ban cell phones from classrooms – and many students in Windsor-Essex are not impressed.
“I feel that our cell phones can be used as a tool if used in the right way,” says Brooke Demers, a student at St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic High School.
Education Minister Lisa Thompson said in a statement Tuesday that a formal announcement is coming soon.
“Ontario’s students need to be able to focus on their learning — not their cellphones,” she wrote. “By banning cellphone use that distracts from learning, we are helping students to focus on acquiring the foundational skills they need like reading, writing and math.”