Tuesday, May 22, 2007

[TIPS] Pennsylvania wants to ban cell phones in schools

Get this:

"Section 1. Section 1317.1 of the act of March 10, 1949
11 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, added
12 December 22, 1989 (P.L.749, No.103), is amended to read:
13 Section 1317.1. Possession of [Telephone Pagers] Electronic
14 Devices Prohibited.--(a) The possession by students of
15 telephone paging devices, commonly referred to as beepers,
16 cellular telephones and portable electronic devices that record
17 or play audio or video material shall be prohibited on school
18 grounds, at school sponsored activities and on buses or other
19 vehicles provided by the school district.

First of all, why is the STATE involved in what is arguably a LOCAL issue? Second, why are people who have NO CLUE about this topic even involved in the conversation? Who are they? "INTRODUCED BY CRUZ, MAHONEY, SAYLOR, READSHAW, SABATINA, THOMAS AND KORTZ, MAY 18, 2007"

To be fair, they DO make exceptions for student volunteer firefighters or students with medical conditions.

Simon says, "Pennsylvania, take two giant steps backwards."

Here it is: http://snipurl.com/1llp9

1 comment:

Scott McLeod said...

Jim, thanks for the tip. I posted on this!

http://tinyurl.com/25xesh