Classroom cheat sheet: The ban on headphones

Should headphones be banned from school?

If someone says..."Do you reckon we’ll be the next school to ban headphones?”

You say... “Well, headteacher Keziah Featherstone does make a good point. She recalls a time when the fire alarm went off and they found a boy in the corner of a classroom with his headphones on, completely oblivious. It’s a health and safety hazard.

“She also says that it’s just plain rude for kids to be listening to Beyoncé or Cardi B when a teacher is trying to talk to them.”

 

If someone says...“There’s always times when we’d rather be listening to music than people, isn’t there? I know I’d rather be ...

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