And they have the support of their parents.
In case you're too lazy to click, some snots are protesting a PARTIAL ban on iPods in school. They are protesting a ban on iPod use DURING CLASS. And the new policy never revoked their right to listen in the cafeteria. There are also provisions for certain classes with the teacher's permission.
They are very proudly speaking at a podium about how music helps them study. Jackasses. My kid might want his iPod in class. And I will probably let him watch way too much tv in his future years. And some day he might have some dreamy eyed kid's half cocked idea about something to protest or otherwise discuss in public and I might drive him down to town hall to do it. A hockey park where the library used to be, for instance. But there is no way I'll let him stand up and cry that his teachers are making him do school at school. What the hell is wrong with people? But the teachers shouldn't get tenure unless they can get these spoiled little douchebags to progress while their parents help them fight the fight over the right for distractions during school.
Isn't there something more important they could do with all of their protesty hormones?