Schools Clash With Parents Over Kids Use of Cellphones

From an AP story by Brooke Schultz headlined “Schools clash with parents over bans on student cellphones”:

Cellphones — the ultimate distraction — keep children from learning, educators say. But in attempts to keep the phones at bay, the most vocal pushback doesn’t always come from students. In some cases, it’s from parents.

Bans on the devices were on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic. Since schools reopened, struggles with student behavior and mental health have given some schools even more reason to restrict access.