When students in Abilene, Texas, return to class in six weeks they better not be caught using their cell phones.
No calls, no texting, no surfing the Web. If they slip up and are caught, they better be prepared to pay the price: confiscation of their cell phone until they pay a $15 fine. After the second offense, their parent must come in to pay the $15.
The fines are meant as a get-tough approach to what educators call an out-of-control use of phones and other mobile devices in the classroom....Full Story