Dalton McGuinty thinks kids should have cellphones in classrooms

Dalton McGuinty thinks kids should have cellphones in classrooms

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Dalton McGuinty wants to lift a ban? What is this, opposite day?

Premier McPrude—a man who has banned everything from pesticides to pit bulls to cellphones in cars to smoking—has become the unlikely defender of cellphones in high school classrooms. Currently, the TDSB has a policy against the use of all hand-held electronic devices during class time. McGuinty claims that “Telephones and BlackBerrys and the like are conduits for information today,” and that we want the generation of the future to be well informed. Cue Whitney Houston.

Not to sound too crotchety, but we kind of think the current system makes sense. Smart phones in the hands of teenagers will mean non-stop texting, Bieber downloading, Facebook updating, porn perusing and presumably a lot of LMFAOing at the naive politico who actually thought this was a good idea (that is, @Dalton_McGuinty).

• Allow cellphones in classrooms, McGuinty says [Toronto Star]