Here’s another Bloomberg ban that was so popular, plans to reverse it began as soon as he left office. His stubborn insistence on banning the use of cell phones in public schools mystified and angered New Yorkers, who were more convinced than ever that the mayor was out of touch with day-to-day concerns of parents and students. Even Bill de Blasio spoke out against the ban: "How on Earth are parents going to monitor" and "keep on top of their kids if their kids don't have cell phones?" he asked. He called Bloomberg out for ignoring “parent rights.”
The Bloomberg-led cell phone ban was lifted on March 2, 2015.
1.1 million schoolchildren — and their parents — were affected by the ban.
The Education Department plans to help teachers incorporate cell phones into classroom instruction.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg — who has already cracked down on smoking, junk food, trans fats, salt and super-sized drinks — is embarking on a new crusade: preventing New Yorkers from going deaf. The campaign, which will ...
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Parents are calling on Mayor Bloomberg to lift a ban on cell phones in city schools after he said Friday that mobile devices are the best tool for keeping tabs on kids. On his weekly ...