I think our education system has a serious problem and it was not until last month when I figured it out. The problems is...bad parents. Three (of the 14) cell phones I took last month that were children responding to texts from their parents! The situation I had Wednesday was a perfect example of bad parents making my job impossible. I took little Johnny's phone because he was texting. He protested and said he was responding to his mom's text. 5 minutes later my classroom phone rang. The V.P. of my school asked me to give little Johnny his phone back. His mother had called and said her son needed the phone for some reason. When I asked how she knew I took the phone, the V.P. said that her son's friend had texted her. (It turned out the Johnny borrowed his friend's phone). Long story short, I had to give the phone back to this kid while he smiled like a jackass. The kid received a 45-minute detention, but he didn’t care. Showing my up in class was well worth it. Is there a solution to texting? Especially when not every teaching on campus treats it the same way?