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Dante Finally Convinces Mayor de Blasio to End the NYC School Cell-Phone Ban

MATERA, ITALY - JULY 24: (L-R) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and son Dante de Blasio visit the house his grandmother was born in during a visit to Mayor de Blasio's grandmother's town on July 24, 2014 in Matera, Italy. The New York City mayor and his family are on an eight-day holiday in Italy but de Blasio has plans to meet with Italys foreign minister, Federica Mogherini, and with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state. (Photo by Giovanni Marino/Getty Images)
Photo: Giovanni Marino/Getty Images

Dante has finally convinced his dad to enact a policy change that will make him popular in school: According to the Daily News, Mayor de Blasio plans to end the rule put into place in 2007 that bans cell phones from New York City public schools.

In a statement Tuesday, de Blasio said he plans to institute a major overhaul of the widespread ban to address the fact that it simply isn’t effective. The current rule also benefits those with extra spending money, as some students are forced to pay daily to have adults near their school store their phones during the day.

De Blasio also cemented Dante’s perennial Cool Kid status by admitting he brings his phone to Brooklyn Technical School even though he’s not supposed to. Badass.

De Blasio May End NYC School Cell-Phone Ban