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
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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.
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|Number||Date||Name||Location||Add a Comment|
|15529||Tue Mar 15 13:42:52 EDT 2016||Alec Hamilton||Oakland, CA||Advertisements in schools are harmful to schools, are distracting for students, and useless for everyone.|
|15528||Wed Mar 09 09:05:01 EST 2016||Anonymous||Foley, AL||No advertising in schools|
|15527||Sat Feb 13 19:06:43 EST 2016||Ivan Helfman||Canton, MI 48187, MI|
|15526||Wed Nov 11 02:21:21 EST 2015||Anonymous||danville, CA||Yes, and the same goes for fundraisers -- and *free* software and apps that our children are exposed to by folks that shouldn't actually be making those decisions to accept it...down with the ads our kids More....|
|15525||Sat Sep 05 08:54:05 EDT 2015||Erica||Gorham, ME||Critical thinking should be taught to the students so they can understand the difference between fair information and persuasion tactics.|
|15524||Fri Jul 24 19:19:25 EDT 2015||Nancy Hall||Fowler, IN|
|15523||Sun Jun 21 09:31:49 EDT 2015||Paul Ratana||NV||Please also limit inappropriate commercial advertisings around or nearby our kid school environment. They can also mislead our kids|
|15522||Thu Jun 18 19:15:53 EDT 2015||Anonymous||Binghamton, NY|
|15521||Tue Apr 14 10:57:49 EDT 2015||Anonymous||Harrisburg, PA|
|15520||Sun Apr 12 19:46:53 EDT 2015||Ellyn Gibbs||MN|
|15519||Tue Mar 31 23:40:32 EDT 2015||Melchizedek Shelp||Richardson, TX||This is intentional defunding to force schools to seek monies from other sources.|
|15518||Wed Mar 18 12:05:11 EDT 2015||Elana Peled||Georgetown, MA|
|15517||Tue Mar 03 09:43:49 EST 2015||Gina Schultz||Winder, GA|
|15516||Fri Feb 06 11:22:22 EST 2015||Larry||IL|
|15515||Wed Oct 08 23:08:02 EDT 2014||Lucas Brown||Gaylord, MI|
|15514||Sat Aug 16 23:55:01 EDT 2014||Dalton Wood||Easley, SC|
|15513||Sat Aug 16 11:40:56 EDT 2014||Renee Smith||Conway, SC|
|15512||Sun May 18 19:21:56 EDT 2014||b s||louisville, CO||Instead of being exposed to various kinds of branding in school, perhaps it would be better for students actually to be taught things that matter-- like how to think critically and reject this kind of More....|
|15511||Mon May 05 14:19:51 EDT 2014||David Arntson||Bothell, WA|
|15510||Sun May 04 20:22:52 EDT 2014||Barb Baird||rayland, OH|
|15509||Sun May 04 16:38:52 EDT 2014||Julian Chazin||San Pablo,, CA|
|15508||Sun May 04 16:24:51 EDT 2014||Connie Metcalf||Fridley, MN|
|15507||Sat Apr 05 23:53:22 EDT 2014||Mary Garland||Phoenixville, PA|
|15506||Wed Mar 12 11:52:02 EDT 2014||Jeanne Fleigle||Ramsey, MN|
|15505||Thu Mar 06 18:23:55 EST 2014||A.D. Butz||Portland, OR|
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