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Newsom and DeSantis agree on swiping smartphones from school kids — but they’re still sniping

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2024
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Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis have spent years hurling political and policy grenades from their blue and red state capitols — the personification of a nation riven by partisan warring.

But the California Democrat and the Florida Republican now find themselves converging on an issue that’s gained a surprising amount of bipartisan support: outright banning, or severely curtailing, children from using smartphones at schools.

That doesn’t mean the popular policy will erase the long-running grudge match.

DeSantis last year moved to own the issue with his first-in-the-nation ban. On Tuesday,...

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