The New York Times reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has stated that the city would not reconsider its ban on cell phones in public schools, despite a public outcry. On his weekly radio program, Bloomberg appeared to suggest that he might consider lifting the ban. However, he reiterated: “we are not going to allow iPods and Blackberrys and cell phones and things that are disruptive in the classroom.” The cell phone ban has been in place for a while in New York City public schools, but as long as cell phones were not used in class or in an otherwise disruptive manner, the ban was largely ignored…(Note: This site requires free registration.)