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Study: Social studies teachers not ‘above the fray’ in removing bias from media literacy

The survey drew from 1,065 high school social studies teachers in Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New York and Texas. Fox News, The New York Times and CNN were the three news outlets teachers on opposite sides of the political spectrum disagreed over the most.

“We find that social studies teachers are just as likely to be influenced by the current controversies and debates about news media credibility as the general public,” said study coauthor Christopher H. Clark, an assistant professor at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. He noted the findings supported making news media literacy a mandate in schools and in teacher certification.

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