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Parkway High snags another honor, wins Wastin’ Time and Tax Dollar$ award

January 12, 2015
Parkway High snags another honor, wins Wastin’ Time and Tax Dollar$ award

  From Jim Metrock:   Our Wastin’ Time & Tax Dollar$ Award is back and Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana is our first winner for 2015.   Congratulation to Dr. Nichole Bourgeois the principal of Parkway High, and her Board of Education members Billie Jo Brotherton,  Brad Bockhaus, Frank Kelly, William Lott,...
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Mississippi School for the Deaf shows Channel One commercials to captive student audience.

January 2, 2013
Mississippi School for the Deaf shows Channel One commercials to captive student audience.

        From Jim Metrock: The first Wastin’ Time and Tax Dollar$ Award is given to the Mississippi School for the Deaf.  The above Facebook post indicates that this school is showing Channel One’s hyper-commercial TV show to students.  Students are subjected to Channel One’s relentless commercials for questionable movies and TV...
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Wastin’ Time & Tax Dollar$ at Ross Middle School

May 20, 2012
Wastin’ Time & Tax Dollar$ at Ross Middle School

Principal Brown apparently doesn’t mind his students wasting time watching commercials for movies, TV shows, and rock bands on Channel One. He even has named a period of the school day after this youth marketing firm. Mr. Brown is a government employee. Ross Middle School is a government entity. Channel One is a private...
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Updated: Warner Middle School (OH) nominated for Wastin’ Time & Tax Dollar$

May 16, 2012
Updated: Warner Middle School (OH) nominated for Wastin’ Time & Tax Dollar$

Updated May 16, 2012: From Jim Metrock: The “Yuck Factor” when it comes to Channel One at Warner Middle School has just soared.  A parent sent me a link to the school handbook where the school’s devotion to the hyper-commercial Channel One TV show is clear. On normal school days, Channel One will be shown during...
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Another “Winner” Portage High School

March 23, 2012
Another “Winner” Portage High School

“Channel One” is on the Portage High School bell schedule. It is not often we find high schools carving out formal time for Channel One’s news/marketing show. Middle schools do that, but generally high schools are trying to eliminate as much non-academic time as possible. We emailed the principal to confirm they are still...
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Norwayne Middle School nominated for Wastin’ Time & Tax Dollars Award

February 14, 2012
Norwayne Middle School nominated for Wastin’ Time & Tax Dollars Award

“If you missed Channel One, you MUST (emphasis ours) go to the Channel One web site and make up your Channel One log for the days that you missed.” This easily wins Norwayne MS a coveted Wastin’ nomination. Does Norwayne’s principal Mr. Mario Re also require students to attend all movies advertised on Channel...
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Lardner Middle School wins first Wastin’ School Time and Tax Dollars Award

January 13, 2012
Lardner Middle School wins first Wastin’ School Time and Tax Dollars Award

We have a winner! Four Wastin’ School Time and Tax Dollars awards will be given out each school year by Obligation. The first winner is Lardner Middle School in the Niles Community School District in Niles, Michigan. Lardner beat out several other schools. Other schools nominated for the first award were: Avon Middle School...
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It’s fun to watch movie commercials at Castle Dome Middle School

January 6, 2012
It’s fun to watch movie commercials at Castle Dome Middle School

    From Jim Metrock: Here’s another nominee for our Wastin’ Time and Tax Dollars award: Castle Dome Middle School in Yuma, AZ.  Not only does the school spend valuable time watch Channel One with its ads for rock bands and movies, but the principal, Lori A. Sheffield, allowed students to take up time to...
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Wastin’ Time nominee: Goza Middle School

November 20, 2011
Wastin’ Time nominee: Goza Middle School

Superintendent Donnie Witten allows movie commercials to rob his students of academic time. For more information: The Wastin’ Time and Tax Dollars Award Names of schools in the running for Obligation’s Wastin’ Time and Tax Dollars Award: Lardner Middle School, Niles, MI Avon Middle School North, Avon, Indiana Clark Middle School, Laredo, TX Powdersville Middle...
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Email to a school – good background on Channel One News controversy

October 27, 2011

  From Jim Metrock: An email similar to this one has gone out to dozens of public schools across the country since mid-August. Obligation is continuing to raise awareness of Channel One by concentrating on schools in eight states: Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia.  This particular email was sent...
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