Kudos, Bill Barth, for your extremely well crafted editorial, "Make The Rules, Make It Stick". It is 100% truthful and valid in today's world.
Technology has a proper time and place in people's lives and it's an unnecessary "appendage" young people carry around with them that distracts them from learning in the classroom.
My husband is a sub teacher and has problems with students far too often with their cellphone "addictions".
The hierarchy in all schools across the country needs to set rules and stick to them with zero tolerance for deviation.