Chalkboard prediction: Once this story blows over, NYC schools will go back to allowing common sense to prevail and letting kids quietly bring their phones to school. Also, look for a long line of mayoral hopefuls starting to push the easy "cellphone in every pot" agenda.
Important metaphor mix for this Saturday evening: A bird in the hand gathers no moss.
UPDATE: NY Sun story setting up the issue here.
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