TUNING OUT: PA School Board Votes 5-4 to Kick CNN Out of Classrooms

One Pennsylvania school board has had it with “the most trusted name in news.”

The Norwin School board voted 5-4 this week to end the classroom requirement to show students CNN 10, which is described as “compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom.”

“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,” a representative for Norwin School District told Fox News. 

“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.” 

Norwin School mom Ashley Egan of North Huntingdon was concerned that airing the content in school  was “feeding [her son] every day that CNN is a label you can trust.” 

“CNN 10 was first added to required viewing material in 2019 in the district, after schools had previously viewed similar programs from Channel One.” Fox News reports. Egan added that it “is not unbiased” that the program recommends students “visit our friends on CNN.com.”