An industry survey says teachers should be teaching their students to use mobile phones to get through their homework.
In a survey conducted by the American Association of College and University Business Educators, a group that advises the government on how to attract and retain college graduates, 61 percent of respondents said they had learned to teach with a mobile device, including 43 percent of middle school teachers.
The survey also found that teachers should not be teaching students to swipe their phones with their fingers to complete their homework, the AP said.
The AP report comes as some states have introduced laws to make it harder for parents to opt their children out of standardized tests.
A federal judge in Chicago ordered that the city of Chicago stop a school district from mandating that its middle and high schools include a smartphone app, called K-8POP, that will teach students how to navigate their phones and make phone calls.
The district also stopped the app from being used in classes.