(Riverport, NS, Canada) – Riverport students are saying no to television. Many students have agreed to turn off their sets for at least a few nights as part of the TV Busters program, designed to encourage them to find alternatives to television.
(Philly.com) Walk into Caroline Black’s house and you’ll find a shrine to the technology of television.
(Hampstead, MD) Middle school students urged to tune out in Oct. Sixth-graders at North Carroll Middle School in Hampstead are being encouraged to turn off the tube for the month of October.
(PEOPLE) PITY AMERICA’S TELEVISION NETWORK: During the past five years they’ve lost nearly a quarter of their audience share to that Nielsen eroder, cable. Now they have something‚Äîand someone‚Äîelse to worry about: Pat Marker, a Minnesota elementary school teacher who has persuaded more than 37,000 students to give up the tube Mondays through Thursdays. How does he succeed in a battle that so many parents have lost? Simple: bribery. Just say no, Marker tells students, and you might win prizes, donated by local merchants, that range from erasers to autographed hockey sticks to even boom boxes.
(SunSentinel.com) A nationwide program to get children away from the television and into reading and other activities is available to interested schools.
(Baltimore Sun) TV Busters they were. Sixth-graders at North Carroll Middle School eliminated 997 hours of television from their diet last month.
Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson kicks of the TV Busters! program at Kimberly Lane Elementary School in Plymouth, Minnesota in October of 1991.
News coverage of the TV Busters! program in the fall of 1990. KARE 11 News visited Park Elementary School in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
News coverage of the TV Busters! program in the fall of 1990. WCCO News visited Park Elementary School in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
(Seattle Times) What does going back to school mean? It means new clothes, new notebooks, new teachers and new friends. And it means homework.
During the school year, kids have a lot to do. After-school sports, music lessons and doing things with friends and family all take up time. Then there’s that history assignment to finish – and the math problems to solve, and the spelling words to memorize. Sometimes it feels like there’s no time left just to do nothing.