Yes, I do believe that students should be allowed to use tablets or even laptops in school. In today's technological society, these gadgets are able to foster better learning and provide more resource to our children. Some schools already provide tablets or laptops for their students' use. Assignment and learning aids are usually pre-installed. I think is a great idea as long as the students are using it for learning purposes.
Tablets are a fantastic learning device and could be of great use in the classroom. A student could use a tablet to take notes, or even to read a textbook if the tablet has e-reader capabilities. A student might even be able to record a lecture or lesson using a tablet, so they can use the teacher's words later when studying. So long as the tablet is limited to academic use, I see no reason not to allow them during class.
I think students should be allowed to use tablets during class because it keeps the students concentrated on the tablet, not what there is around them. If they take notes it is faster for them to write down and it is always written neatly. Those are some reasons why students should be allowed to use tablets during class.
If a student using a tablet becomes a distraction to those around him or her or keeps the student from being focused on class-related material then the student should not be allowed to use it, but if there is no evidence to support the above and the student is a good student and not a distraction to others, then tablet usage should be allowed, if not promoted.
Tablets should not be allowed in the classrooms. If students need to take notes they can type them on a laptop or write the notes down, there is no need for a tablet in a classroom. It would just be a distraction to the students and it is a bad idea.