Want a simple way to improve test scores in schools that doesn’t take additional funding? The Register posted an article about a report by Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy working at the London School of Economics that suggests overall student scores improved after a ban on phone use in school.
I laugh at the expression from kids today when I tell them we didn’t have mobile phones growing up. They mostly roll their eyes or gasp at the thought of being separated from their electronic best friend. But are they more of a distraction in our halls of learning than a teaching aid?