Commonwealth Policy Center

Kentucky public school students may be without their cell phones in the classroom next year. That’s if House Bill 383, filed by Rep. Josh Bray (R-Mount Vernon), gets passed. The bill would require schools to ban cell phones for students during teaching hours. Bray said that, “It gives the teacher the support in the classroom, because now the administration kind of has to have their back. And it gives the administration support because they’ve kind of got to go down this path now.” This is a common sense proposal. Classrooms are where children should be learning, not getting lost in technological devices. As it is, 70% of schools in the United States already ban cell phones in the classroom, unless explicitly used for instructional purposes. Bray’s bill and the Kentucky legislature are concerned about educating our children well and removing cell phones from class is step in the right direction.