Student Figures Out Loophole In "No Phone" Policy

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A teacher’s “no phone” policy was instituted as a way to prevent cheating, but didn’t necessarily mean “no music.” One student figured this out and brought an actual record player to class.

Twitter - @esaueracker

Eric Saueracker, who goes by @esaueracker on Twitter, is a math and physics teacher at Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, Washington. He recently tweeted, "Students are taking their Physics Midterm exam today. I said no cell phones, not even for music since they could be used to cheat. This student brought in a record player and is bumping Kanye in his headphones right now…”

Twitter - @esaueracker

It went viral, accumulating 274,000 likes and 86,000 retweets in less than a day. The popularity of the post is probably due to our absolute addiction to smartphone technology. To see a teenager with a record player anywhere, especially inside a classroom during a test, is comforting. Not only is it a pleasant reminder that there are ways around our more modern devices, but also serves a testament to creativity. If anything, it’s just nice to know that young people are aware of, and even still use, record players and albums.


Mr. Saueracker is obviously a cool teacher. Beyond being a good enough sport to allow this, and then, on top of that, tweet about it, he was honored back it 2012 for the success of his AP classes. He did such a great job he was nominated for Washington Teacher of the Year. He even tweeted an update about the student with the record player, letting everyone know that he "did ace the test whilst listening to college dropout.” Check out the video below from Kanye's third album, Graduation, which is surely what the student will be doing at the end of his senior year...