College students can't pay attention in class when they have laptops. How will high school and middle school students?

We view this as an argument in favor of having devices in Middle and High School. We believe that a good Digital Citizenship curriculum and training in the proper way to use a device in an educational setting will not only enhance their learning before college but will help students prepare for being responsible college students.  

Our teachers are used to redirecting students when they need it. Teaching students when it is acceptable to use their devices is part of any 1:1 learning initiative.

Keep in mind that about half of our students are currently bringing devices to school every day. The proper student use of devices is something our teachers already have experience with.