Sign the Petition: Tell School Districts to Keep Commercial Advertising Out of Schools
Let’s Get Back to Commercial-Free Schools
Across the country, many school districts face significant budget shortfalls. Seeking alternative sources of revenue, growing numbers of districts are allowing corporations to advertise on school properties. Eager to target a potentially lucrative market, advertisers are marketing their products in school cafeterias, athletic stadiums, on school buses, on lockers, and even in classrooms.
Schools are no place for advertising. Allowing commercialism to infiltrate schools undermines their educational mission. Kids learn market values instead of civic values. And, often, it is junk food makers that are most eager to advertise in schools. In an already hyper-commercialized world, children need schools to be a sanctuary from the onslaught of advertising they face everywhere else.
To make matters worse, in-school advertising schemes rarely raise significant revenue for school districts. When they permit advertising, districts are left in the same financial hole they began in, but now their students’ education has been compromised.
Some things shouldn’t be for sale.
Add Your Name to the Petition Below
When you sign our petition, we’ll keep you posted on how you can take action in your community to stop school commercialism.
We, the undersigned, believe that commercial advertising has no place in schools. We call on school district officials to reject all plans to allow commercial advertising on school properties.
I am a teacher and a mother, and I want schools to be a ESCAPE from the corrupt advertising kids see everyday so they can focus on why they are in school. Teachers, use those advertisements that you are More....stuck with as a teachable moment: capitalism, fundraising, legal policies-let the kids vote!
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Who told Reagan that we could advertise to children in the first place and how does this hinder capitalism?
Wed Mar 06 08:32:29 EST 2013
Commercial ads are a tremendous threat for everyone. We must stop them.
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Kids get way too much of this on their own. Keep the ads out of our schools.
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