Remove Channel One News from schools sign now

We, the undersigned, sign this petition to have Channel One News banned permanately from all schools in the United States. CON is a marketing vehicle thinly disguised as a current events show for teenagers. Everyday, thousands of students in junior high or secondary high scools are forced to watch CON either during homeroom or Social Studies class, whether they want to or not. CON only shows a few minutes of current events, whilst everything else are shamless plugs, advertisements, as well as "filler" for a 15-minute program. CON allows guest stars such as musicians, athletes, and actors to "guest anchor" the program, but in reality use the program to plug whatever it is they have coming out. CON has also promoted movies/TV shows/music that promote raunchy themes such as alcohol and other material that is not suitable for pre-teens. They have even played music by Marilyn Manson on their program in the past. If that is not enough, students have been threatened with DETENTION for having the nerve to talk to their friends or in some way ignore CON while it is being played. In many ways, the school's main reason for allowing CON to come into their classrooms is to get their hands on the "free" equipment that is loaned to the schools, who never own the equipment at all. Finally, at least once per program, CON's news anchors invite the students to visit their website, which in the past has asked for deeply personal information and hosts poorly moderated message boards. For more information, visit www.ncaco.org and www.obligation.org If you truely value education and do want children exposed to crude advertising, please sign this petition and deliver it to your local school board and/or principal if they currently subscribe to this program.

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Hilary FarrellBy:
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Primedia, and all school boards and principals that allow CON to be showed

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