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Hello, all list members. Thsi is a request for help from those of you who
have had any experience with Chris Whittle's Channel 1 in US schools. A
CAnadian version of Channel 1 has been trying to get off the ground for a
numbr of years now, and so far media educators, students and parents have
been able to head it off before it got established. The last attempt was
only a few months ago, but two or three days ago there were signs again that
it's trying to rise from the ashes once more.
 
As part of the concerted campaign to keep our schools from selling off parts
of their curriculum to YNN, I have volunteered togather any help I can from
US teachers who have had experience with fighting Channel 1 - especially
successful experience. I have already sent email messages for assistance to
UNPLUG and The Campaign for A Non-Commercial Classroom, and expect to hear
from them after the Thanksgiving weekend.
 
Your personal input will be valued, and will help keep Ontario schools free
of this new pestilence. If you have anyting to offer, please address it to
me (or put it on the list) and title it YNN.
 
Thank you in advance for your help.
 
 
Chris M. Worsnop
Consultant, speaker, workshop leader
media education, assessment, writing
 
2400 Dundas Street West
Unit 6, Suite 107
Mississauga
Ontario, Canada
L5K 2R8
 
Email:  <[log in to unmask]>
Phone:  (905) 823-0875
 
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds: and
the pessimist fears this is true."
James Branch Cabell
 
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