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Feedback at 5:00: Cell Phones in Schools

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Cell phones in school have been a hot topic since students started getting the devices.

Now, a new study has the debate heating up again.

There have always been two sides to the discussion of banning cell phones in schools.

Those in favor say it cuts down on distractions and cheating.

But those against say it's dangerous and unsafe to cut off communication between them and children.

Now, research from the University of Texas and Louisiana State University found average test scores improved more than 6 percent at schools after they imposed a cell phone ban.

For tonight's Feedback at 5:00, we want to know, given these facts, what you think about banning cell phones in schools.