Does your child's school allow cell phones?
A clever entrepreneur in New York has figured out a way to make money off the city-wide ban on cell phones in schools. Outside two Bronx high schools, students can pay $1 a day to have someone babysit their phones while they're at class. Vernon Alcoser parks his trucks outside the schools; students drop off their phones in the morning and get a ticket stub to retrieve them at the end of the day -- just like a coat check.
"It's better than trying to sneak your phone in," Tatyana James, a freshman at Herbert H. Lehman High School, told the New York Daily News.
Alcoser has been surprised by the popularity of the service, but not employee Jonathan Ortiz, who graduated from high school last spring. He said, "These kids can't live without their phones."
What do you think -- are cell phone bans in school a good idea? Is this the only way to get kids to hang up on mobile technology during school hours? Do your kids bring their phones to school, and if so what do they do with the devices during the day (when, presumably, they should be paying attention in class)?