Opinion: NYC cell phone ban targets classroom distractions

05/24/2006 | NYTimes.com

In an opinion piece, former Brooklyn high school teacher Jesse Scaccia backs New York City district leaders in their crackdown on cell phones in the classroom. Parents outraged over the devices' confiscation, Scaccia argues, should instead be rallying against overcrowded classrooms and "oppressive" Regents exams.

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