Channel One’s parent company Houghton Mifflin sets 52-week low

November 10, 2017
Channel One’s parent company Houghton Mifflin sets 52-week low

     
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Houghton Mifflin having fun with elementary school students.

November 7, 2017
Houghton Mifflin having fun with elementary school students.

From Jim Metrock: Let’s have some fun with the guy that’s responsible for the controversial Channel One News program.
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Serial killer joke for elementary school kids? Channel One messes up again.

November 4, 2017
Serial killer joke for elementary school kids? Channel One messes up again.

              Serial killers: John Wayne Gacy, Ed Gein, Jeffery Dahmer, Demetrius Pipkin!??   From Jim Metrock: What does a 3rd grader know about serial killers?  The nitwits at Channel One News evidently believe elementary school kids should know enough about serial killers to get the “funny” joke they...
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Channel One News shows middle school students horrific NYC terror images

November 1, 2017
Channel One News shows middle school students horrific NYC terror images

Note to Channel One News: Some parents will not like your company exposing their child to disturbing images of terrorism.   From Jim Metrock: Houghton Mifflin’s bad boy subsidiary Channel One has a history of showing inappropriate, often horrific, images to unsuspecting schoolchildren, some just out of elementary school. Here is a small sampling of...
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Great resource for schools considering removing Channel One

November 1, 2017
Great resource for schools considering removing Channel One

From Jim Metrock:  Our good friend at the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) have been a great ally in the very successful battle to end Channel One’s commercial exploitation of public school children. Although this CCFC letter was directed to a school district in Ohio, it can be of help to any school...
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Advocates Urge Channel One to Stop Advertising Junk Food in Classrooms

October 21, 2017

Advocates Urge Channel One to Stop Advertising Junk Food in Classrooms Thursday, October 19, 2017 For immediate release Contact: David Monahan, david@commercialfreechildhood.org, 617-896-9397 Ariana Stone, astone@cspinet.org, 202-777-8355 Advocates Urge Channel One to Stop Advertising Junk Food in Classrooms Boston, MA – Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Today, 25 experts and public health organizations called...
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Taxpayers fund promotion for teen horror show on Channel One News

October 17, 2017
Taxpayers fund promotion for teen horror show on Channel One News

From Jim Metrock:  Today, Channel One News took over 2 minutes of their in-classroom TV show to promote a horror, fantasy TV show called “Shadowhunters.” As you watch the clip think about all the taxpayer money that paid for every second of this promotion.  Taxpayers pay for every second of public school time. Doesn’t...
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A typical example of how Houghton Mifflin’s Channel One News wastes school time.

October 17, 2017
A typical example of how Houghton Mifflin’s Channel One News wastes school time.

From Jim Metrock: To understand the reality of Houghton Mifflin’s controversial Channel One News in 2017, it is important to know… Channel One has lost roughly half of the schools they had in the 1990s. With a much smaller audience, Channel One’s advertising revenue is significantly lower. Because they have less money, Channel One...
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Shake-up at Channel One’s parent company

October 16, 2017
Shake-up at Channel One’s parent company

From Jim Metrock:  Houghton Mifflin has a history of making bad decisions.  The company has gone through several financial restructurings in recent years.  The company’s last restructuring was indeed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2012.  Houghton Mifflin used the bankruptcy laws to walk away from a cool $3.1 billion in debt. Any company that...
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Channel One News Network Participation Agreement as of October 8, 2017

October 8, 2017
Channel One News Network Participation Agreement as of October 8, 2017

From Jim Metrock: This agreement was copied word for word from Channelone.com.  Like other Channel One-produced content, this agreement is full of punctuation mistakes and a few misspellings, but that isn’t the reason I’m posting it. I seriously doubt if Channel One, in their financial condition, has an attorney anymore. There might be a...
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Channel One’s Terms and Conditions of Use

October 7, 2017
Channel One’s Terms and Conditions of Use

Copied from Channelone.com on October 8, 2017: Terms of Use Effective Date: March 8, 2013. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. IT SETS FORTH THE LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE. Introduction and Overview Welcome! You have arrived at an online service location (e.g., web site or mobile app) that...
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CCFC concerned about SkoolLive’s advertising in schools

October 5, 2017
CCFC concerned about SkoolLive’s advertising in schools

By Angela Gonzales  –  Senior Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal Jul 17, 2016 Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is advocating against SkoolLive Inc.’s entry into schools. San Diego-based SkoolLive Inc. has entered the Arizona market, installing 71 kiosks in 38 schools throughout the state that allow schools to streamline school announcements and messages formerly posted...
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Channel One News getting sloppy.

October 3, 2017
Channel One News getting sloppy.

From Jim Metrock: Channel One News is a taped show. Even though there is less pressure with a canned program, mistakes pop up on the program.  This may be because Channel One News is more about advertising than journalism. Students watching Channel One News see U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn) discussing the Russia investigation.  However,...
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A student does a backward somersault at Wakefield Middle School, and why it matters.

September 23, 2017
A student does a backward somersault at Wakefield Middle School, and why it matters.

Wakefield Middle School student performs a backward somersault to help promote a school vendor. What if she was injured doing this? Did the teacher or school obtain informed, written consent from parents of students before they performed and read their script and before their likenesses were nationally distributed? Does the Wake County Public School System...
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Channel One News keeps showing video plugging vulgar Teen Vogue on FB

September 21, 2017
Channel One News keeps showing video plugging vulgar Teen Vogue on FB

  From Jim Metrock: Channel One News keeps on plugging Teen Vogue and their radical sexual and political agenda with high school, middle school, and elementary school kids. Elementary school students?!  Yes, Channel One has a version of their daily show for elementary school students.  They say they do not have advertising on this...
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La Porte High School (IN) encourages students to sign up for debit cards

September 18, 2017
La Porte High School (IN) encourages students to sign up for debit cards

SkoolLive brags about advertising debit cards to secondary school students. From Jim Metrock:  It’s a bit unusual for a high school to actively encourage students to apply for a debit card. Not sayin’ it hasn’t been done before, but… the La Porte High School in Indiana (not the Texas school by the same name)...
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Elida Local Schools drop Channel One News

September 13, 2017
Elida Local Schools drop Channel One News

From Jim Metrock:  Congratulations to the community of Elida, Ohio for removing the controversial Channel One News program from their schools.  School officials listened to parents and took the responsible step of removing Channel One’s often age-inappropriate content from classrooms. Parents in Elida greatly benefitted from the behind-the-scenes help of the Campaign for a...
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SkoolLive’s contract. School districts beware.

September 13, 2017
SkoolLive’s contract. School districts beware.

  From Jim Metrock: This is a SkoolLive contract from Arizona. The lawyer who wrote this didn’t do a good job of proofreading. I cleaned up some grammar mistakes but left plenty. (I can’t complain too much about grammar mistakes. I make my share.) Bad grammar is the least offensive thing about this contract....
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SkoolLive gives schools 48 hours.

September 12, 2017
SkoolLive gives schools 48 hours.

  From Jim Metrock: Contracts, like government regulations, are hard to read unless you break the contract down into smaller pieces. Since law school days I have always found it helpful to write out the clauses, phrases, and qualifying terms, something like I’ve done below in blue.  When I do that, it makes the true...
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Skoollive says they are in these schools districts nationwide.

September 10, 2017
Skoollive says they are in these schools districts nationwide.

    From Jim Metrock: I am distressed by the number of school districts that have signed up to install Skoollive’s electronic billboards (aka kiosks). If all these districts have signed any type of contract with Skoollive, my faith in American education will take a big hit.  Obligation, Inc. will be contacting these districts...
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Preteens too uptight about gender? Channel One News is going to do something about it!

September 9, 2017
Preteens too uptight about gender? Channel One News is going to do something about it!

From Jim Metrock: On August 28, 2017, Channel One News took valuable school time to tell their captive audience of school kids about the MTV Video Music Awards. The producers at Channel One must love MTV and the VMA show because they sent one of their on-air personalities Azia Celestino to Los Angeles to...
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Channel One News brings back Maggie to fill up air time.

September 8, 2017
Channel One News brings back Maggie to fill up air time.

From Jim Metrock: The big star this week on Channel One News was Maggie Rulli.  Maggie Rulli!? Didn’t she quit Channel One News over a year ago? This is how Channel One works: if a news subject is somewhat timely, and Channel One has some old videos on that subject, they will simply replay...
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