I did not know that phones were banned in schools in NY. US is a strange place indeed.
This is news that you may want to read :
“New York City’s public school district is gearing up to scrap a controversial policy forbidding its 1.1 million students from having cellphones on campus. The thing is, plenty of students are already ignoring the ban. It turns out some of the poorest kids in the city are the ones who will notice the change most.”
It is surprising that it has taken so long for the decisions makers in the “land of the free” to realize that :
Draconian digital-device policies can take a toll on morale and undermine students’ attention levels.