Source: NwoReport

A school board in Pennsylvania has voted in favor of getting rid of mandatory daily broadcasts of CNN in the classroom, enabling the chance for more patriotic content to be presented instead.

The February 14 meeting was recorded and made available to watch on YouTube. It delivers a snapshot into how local schools debate matters like having CNN in classrooms.

According to Tribute Live, the motion passed with a 5 to 4 vote for Norwin School Board on Monday evening about the routine showing of the 10-minute program throughout the “homeroom” portion of the school day.

Officials agreed to make it voluntary, enabling teachers and students to watch the program if they want, or other programs about specific topics like Veterans Day or the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

“I feel questioning the bias of news source(s) is another way of seeing what is being taught to our children, and it should be reviewed,” one parent announced at the school board meeting.

One of these school board directors that voted to stop the daily showing of CNN, Christine Baverso, reportedly

made her motion after Megan Zobb, a seventh-grade global studies teacher, explained there are times when the teachers use the time slot to show patriotic-related programming.

CNN 10 is a compact version of daily news designed for students in grades 6 to 12, with Carl Azuz as the main anchor.

CNN 10 is a compact version of daily news designed for students in grades 6 to 12, with Carl Azuz as the main anchor.

At the Norwin School Board meeting to deliberate the topic, there were mixed opinions on the usage of the show. In favor of it was an eighth-grade social studies teacher who claimed about the “civic engagement” merits that CNN 10 reportedly

provided. Though one opponent of the CNN 10 routine announced, it exposed kids to the levels of bias associated with the CNN brand.

Kristen Ummer, an eighth-grade social studies teacher, explained CNN 10 supports the school district’s mission statement of civic engagement by the students.

It was selected in 2019 to replace Channel One,

which provides a similar news program geared toward students.

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To Ashley Egan of North Huntingdon, broadcasting a program associated with CNN is “feeding him (her son) every day that CNN is a label you can trust.”

Elsewhere, another CNN pet project, CNN+, is facing turbulence amid shake-ups at the network that saw the departures of both Jeff Zucker and Allison Gollust. After the investigation into Chris Cuomo, they left the outlet led to questions regarding the pair’s involvement in coverage of Cuomo’s brother, the former governor of New York.