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.

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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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101-125 of 15530 signatures
Number Date Name Location Add a Comment
15430 Wed Sep 26 20:59:22 EDT 2012 Alan Bixler Sandia Park, NM
15429 Wed Sep 26 17:18:58 EDT 2012 Carla Hervert Eugene, OR
15428 Tue Sep 25 23:09:46 EDT 2012 Carolyn Ricketts EDGEWATER, MD
15427 Tue Sep 25 21:46:14 EDT 2012 Douglas Woersching Wellington, FL
15426 Tue Sep 25 20:50:28 EDT 2012 Brian Lockhart Portland, OR
15425 Tue Sep 25 16:26:10 EDT 2012 Andrea Frary Dover, NJ
15424 Tue Sep 25 15:43:27 EDT 2012 Julius Gallegos Grants Pass, OR
15423 Tue Sep 25 12:42:47 EDT 2012 jamie mcdaniel roanoke, VA
15422 Mon Sep 24 18:25:14 EDT 2012 c Wright green valley, AZ
15421 Mon Sep 24 06:11:44 EDT 2012 Diane Karkhanis Oldsmar, FL
15420 Sun Sep 23 22:35:01 EDT 2012 Aj Pierre-Louis port charlotte, FL
15419 Sun Sep 23 15:06:54 EDT 2012 Jason Lambert Roanoke, VA Come on. Let's school our kids right! Right?
15418 Sun Sep 23 15:06:38 EDT 2012 Jason Lambert Roanoke, VA Come on. Let's school our kids right! Right?
15417 Sun Sep 23 05:17:59 EDT 2012 Edna Whited Cypress, TX
15416 Sat Sep 22 19:19:42 EDT 2012 Steven Kranowski BLACKSBURG, VA
15415 Sat Sep 22 17:32:06 EDT 2012 Michael Moeller Temecula, CA
15414 Sat Sep 22 17:19:02 EDT 2012 Carol Patton Kensington, CA
15413 Sat Sep 22 17:18:33 EDT 2012 Carol Patton Kensington, CA
15412 Sat Sep 22 16:51:01 EDT 2012 David Cotner Ventura, CA
15411 Sat Sep 22 16:44:24 EDT 2012 Olga Strickland Mesa, AZ
15410 Fri Sep 21 20:24:01 EDT 2012 Melissa McCool Selah, WA
15409 Fri Sep 21 19:01:51 EDT 2012 Akash PA
15408 Fri Sep 21 00:10:08 EDT 2012 Jessica Mensing West Warwick , RI
15407 Thu Sep 20 23:51:18 EDT 2012 carol jackson Solvang, CA
15406 Thu Sep 20 17:52:30 EDT 2012 Jennifer Nolan CA
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