Friday 18 February 2022

School district ends requirement that CNN be played in homeroom classes

 Pennsylvania's Norwin School Board released schools from being required to play CNN in district homerooms after some parents argued that the news network was not unbiased in its news delivery.

Enacted, the new policy will permit teachers to use their own discretion and broadcast patriotic videos if they so desire.

What are the details?

On Monday, the board voted 5-4 to end the requirement that district homeroom teachers show students CNN 10 — "compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom" — during the daily 10 minutes of homeroom.

In a statement on the vote, a representative for Norwin School District told Fox News that the formerly mandatory viewing was being sidelined for different homeroom broadcast viewing.

"On February 14, 2022 the Norwin School Board voted and approved the following: To remove watching TV during homeroom at the Middle School unless it is either student, teacher or administrator driven to allow students to socialize and interact with each other," the spokesperson said. "It was further clarified that the board will allow teachers to use discretion and broadcast videos from all sources, including videos pertaining to patriotic holidays."

According to a report from Norwin Star, such broadcasting includes that which pertains to Veterans Day and more.

What else?

One mother told the Star hat she was concerned that her school was teaching her child that CNN is a "label you can trust."

The district mom, the Star reported, said there are "numerous references by speakers on CNN 10 that recommend the students 'visit our friends on'"

“That is not unbiased,” she added.

According to a recent report from the Washington Free Beacon, recent topics covered by CNN 10 include what is described as "chimpanzee empathy" as well as "Crude oil, gas prices, and inflation are rising: Are they connected?"

During one recent episode, CNN 10's host, Carl Azuz, attributed rising inflation to Russian aggression.

"One big reason is uncertainty about the situation in Ukraine, which we discussed on yesterday's show," Azuz said during the broadcast, adding that what "remains to be seen is whether things will stay that way or normalize in the days ahead."

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