"Many students are not mature enough to handle the responsibility of the cellphone let alone how to properly use it for educational purposes."
"Creating a degree of 'helplessness'... Kids cannot read a clock, are less able to do simple math problems because they want to use a calculator."
"Students that complete work on their cell phone will usually try to complete it as fast as possible to get on social media or YouTube."
"Access to cellphones excludes the marginalized."
"Students use airdrop to take pictures of assignments and share the correct answers with one another"
"I have experienced an unhappy parent using their child to surreptitiously "bug" (listen in with a cell phone) my class in order to prove I was the bad teacher they believed."
"Students who don't have the latest cellphones feel lower self-esteem and "less than" the peers who do have access to the latest technology."
"Cell phones are used as a crutch to engaging memory and recall when students opt to just Google everything."
"The ones that don't have the latest cellphone will steal from the others. It's also a safety issue. Students will text their friends and they will meet up after school to jump other students. It's a mess."
"Cellphones distract teachers from doing their job, and are being used to cheat, as well as videotape teachers and other students without permission."
"Students don't learn to do things that are hard, they just cop out and distract themselves instead of engaging in the hard work it takes to learn and interact with those around them."
"Students sometimes steal, send inappropriate messages, cheat on tests, videotaping, videogaming, you tube, exposing special education peers to inappropriate media."
"Cellphones are inhibiting critical thinking skills because students have any and all answers at their fingertips."
"The time a teacher spends policing cell phones totally detracts from their ability to effectively deliver instruction."
"Cell phones discourage natural struggles in learning new concepts when students use them to find answers quickly."
"Phones should be banned UNLESS they are being used as a part of a learning opportunity and with teacher permission"
"Students use phones to take and share pictures of classwork, facilitating cheating."
"Cell phones can and do serve a purpose at times in class. They shouldn't be banned altogether, just more regulated use and rules should be in place."
"Students use their phones during class to share information about where to meet (using a bathroom or hall pass) to sell/buy drugs or start/film fights."