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  • Yes, of course.

    Teachers are professionals, not McDonald's workers. They have bachelor's and master's degrees and have the professional judgment to know when they can safely use their phone and when it is a distraction. If we trust them to teach our kids, surely we can trust them to limit their phone as needed. Plus, it makes sense that a teacher has a phone in case of an emergency.

  • Yes teachers should be allowed to have cell phones in class.

    I do not see the problem with teachers having cell phones in class, as long as they do not use it unless it is an emergency. I believe teachers know not to use their phones while class is in session, they are on the clock that, it is obvious how unprofessional that would be.

  • Yes, why is this even a question?

    Cell phones are important tools of communication, and their usefulness has been demonstrated in classes over and over again (when I had a student faint in class, I would not have been able to call 911 without my cell phone on me--there are no land lines in classrooms on campus). Why is this being threatened?

  • Seriously, why is this even an issue?

    Teachers are people. What if my children or their school needs to reach me? What if there is an emergency like 9/11? The classroom phones only call inside the building. What if I have to call 911? What if there's a school shooting and I'm hiding in the closet and I need to make a lifesaving phone call? We are adults with professional responsibilities and as adults, we are able to adapt our behavior in the classroom to make sure that the student's needs get met. I can hold my cell phone and still teach. No one is having this conversation about doctors or lawyers having their phones with them at work. Also, instead of taking lots of stuff home, I can take pictures of it and do work at home without taking anything home. I can even take pictures of the students work as evidence to show their parents later. Right now in NYC the mayor doesn't want teachers to take bathroom breaks during the day. We're not allowed to have AC, refrigerators, microwaves and now you want to take away our cell phones? My children come first, my family comes first, and then my students...So yes, I need to have my phone on at work.

  • Teacher and students are not equals

    Teachers should be allowed to have their cell phone in their classroom. However, it is not for personal use while students are in front of them. We need to let our students know that we as teachers are not on the same level as our students. I know from personal experience that the district I teach in does not supply phones in classrooms

  • Get over it already .

    What if an emergency were to happen?
    I 100% agree with teachers to have cell phones. I just think this is absurd . Again, teachers do have a bachelors degree. They are professionals
    1. Why not
    2 are you a student? ,
    3 Why don't you get a college education ? , then you could complain .

  • Yes of course

    What if there is a problem with family or friends like if there is a burglary.Or if there's a fire. Or even if someone is getting sick.What if you were in this situation were you didn't have a phone and your family really needed your helper you didn't have a connection.

  • Yes if they can keep it minimal

    If they are teachers, they should be aloud to have phones because they must be responsible enough to stay off their phones when they are teaching. If they don't then the students can always tell there moms. And then the moms can decide what to do.



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  • Yes if they can keep it minimal

    If they are teachers, they should be aloud to have phones because they must be responsible enough to stay off their phones when they are teaching. If they don't then the students can always tell there moms. And then the moms can decide what to do.



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  • Teachers Absolutely Need Cell Phones in their Classrooms (under certain conditions)

    The teachers at my school have had to use their personal cell phones to help call all students' parents during emergencies when all students needed to leave the building unexpectedly because only using the office phones would have taken forever. The office phones are the only phones in the building that can call out of the school. Additionally, since Hurricane Sandy, the school phone lines and internet have had a lot of trouble and are often down. Without our cell phones teachers would not be able to contact administration, other staff members or parents very easily under these conditions. I've also been forced to use my data to look up information when the internet is not working and since my school does not provide classroom clocks we do not have a common time without our cell phones. Teachers who play games, text, make phone calls, and use social media sites unrelated to their duties in front of students should be reprimanded.

  • Teachers using cell phones for games.

    Not all teachers are responsible enough stay off there phone. Both my kids in high school have at least 2 teachers that sit back during class and play games on their phones. This is unacceptable, if it was an emergency on the other hand it would be fine but a video game is not an emergency.

  • Should Teachers be allowed their phones in class?? NO WAY!

    If students aren't allowed their mobile phones in class then why should teachers be allowed? If there was an emergency then they can use the phones provided by the school. Also the teacher shouldn't need there phone on them because if they need to be contacted in an emergency then the school can tell them. Why would the teacher need the phone anyway its not like he/she will have time to check it during class. There is always Morning Tea and Lunch time if needed. If they have their phones on them then they might feel obliged to check it if it goes of or whatever during a lesson and then they are not giving their students and teaching their full attention and that is what parents are paying for.

  • No, they should not.

    No, teachers should not be able to have phones in class because they are most likely doing something fun while we are just sitting there doing work. It is so stressful watching them play on their phones while we are doing work. Why? Who would want to just sit there and watch them play?

  • Talk hurts and here it is.

    Teachers should not be able to have their cell phones in the classroom. Just imagine being in class and not learning anything because the teacher is texting. That's like texting and driving. Not only is it a distraction to students and themselves, it's also very unfair. On a daily basis students get their phones taken away for having them out in class. If teachers had that same rule they would get their phones taken probably more than the students. Yes, I understand there are many reasons why they should have them but honestly should they?

  • Not at all; Teachers should not be allowed to have cell phones in class.

    If students cant have cell phones then teachers should not either this is what i think anyways they are that important then students should have them too teachers could be using them for the same reason some of the students do teachers say im going to have my phone out my dad is in bad shape well so can one of our family members that don't give us as students the right to have our phone out

  • Teachers shouldn't be allowed to have cellular phones.

    They shouldn't have cell phones because it takes the children's mind off their work and ask this question "if we can't have our phone out why can you" and this makes the kids get in trouble with their teachers and parents for asking those questions. That is why teachers shouldn't have cellular phones in the classroom.

  • Teachers shouldn't have different technology than students.

    I think teachers should have the same technology as students. Teachers can get as easily distracted as students. When students have most sites blocked & teaches don't have any blocked they have more distractions then the students. Also when students see a teacher using there personal technology they wonder why they can't & wind up getting distracted. Teachers should have technology but it should be at least somewhat limited & not there personal technology.

  • Teachers shouldn't have different technology than students.

    I do think teachers & students should have technology but allowing teachers to have technology students don't is a problem to me. When teachers have the same technology as students they both have the same likeliness to get distracted. When teachers have different technology nothing is blocked on there things but every thing is for the students. Its also distracting to the students when they see teachers on there phones even if there doing what there supposed to do because the students start wondering "if the teacher can why cant I?" Students & teachers are starting to need technology but it is unfair when teachers have no limits.

  • Teachers shouldn't have different technology than students.

    I do think teachers & students should have technology but allowing teachers to have technology students don't is a problem to me. When teachers have the same technology as students they both have the same likeliness to get distracted. When teachers have different technology nothing is blocked on there things but every thing is for the students. Its also distracting to the students when they see teachers on there phones even if there doing what there supposed to do because the students start wondering "if the teacher can why cant I?" Students & teachers are starting to need technology but it is unfair when teachers have no limits.

  • Not for other things than school related

    We are seeing teachers in a local school on Facebook all hours of the day. They are shopping and selling products as far as having jewelry parties in school. There are pages that are used for selling thing like a rummage sale. We have also noticed that you can get ahold of several teachers faster on Facebook than you can on the phone . Some usually answer within a minute or less so you know they are doing their job.


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Mr_Champion says2017-12-05T16:40:21.990
LOL. Why are you arguing about this. NOOOOOO they should NOT have phones they have them PROVIDED to them.