Parent Complains After Teacher Bans 'Fox News' As Factual Source For Assignments

In New Jersey, a 11th-grade history teacher reportedly banned the use of 'Fox News' as a factual source for student assignments, according to NJ.com. For one parent, this led to outrage.

In New Jersey, a 11th-grade history teacher reportedly banned the use of 'Fox News' as a factual source for student assignments, according to NJ.com. For one parent, this led to outrage.

After a parent claimed a Hunterdon Central Regional High School teacher told students not to use Fox News as a source in an assignment, the school took immediate action, Superintendent Jeffrey Moore said. The parent, who asked not to be identified, spoke to Michele Blood, a freelance writer for MomZette, stating a global studies teacher told students the network was biased and could not be used for classwork or homework. Instead, students were told to only use CNN, according to the article.

It appears the local Superintendent Jeffrey Moore took the side of the parent according to New Jersey radio station 101.5 .

The parent told writer Michele Blood that her initial complaint to the head of the social studies department was skeptical and said her 11th grade honors son likely misunderstood the teacher. “The mother has yet to speak with the teacher, but she feels pleased with the responses so far from the superintendent, the principal and the 11th grade VP,” Blood said in response to a question from New Jersey 101.5.

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