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 Sat Sep 29 20:21:46 EDT 2012 Loren Sterman Portland, OR
15429 Sat Sep 29 18:23:47 EDT 2012 Glen Anderson Lacey, WA Schools are for LEARNING. Commercial advertising is a distraction. (Actually, commercial advertising is based on deception too, which is even worse!)
15428 Sat Sep 29 14:14:58 EDT 2012 CINDY DANIELSON Kimball, MI
15427 Sat Sep 29 13:24:19 EDT 2012 EDITH DOWNING LACEY, WA PLEASE NO COMMERCIALS ON SCHOOL PROPERTIES
15426 Fri Sep 28 03:18:15 EDT 2012 Kristina Norman Yazoo city, MS
15425 Thu Sep 27 11:28:15 EDT 2012 Charissa Murray Wayne, NJ
15424 Thu Sep 27 01:27:31 EDT 2012 June Eillenberger St Helens, OR
15423 Thu Sep 27 01:06:02 EDT 2012 David Jordan-Squire Lima, OH
15422 Wed Sep 26 22:18:36 EDT 2012 David Cotner Ventura, CA
15421 Wed Sep 26 20:59:22 EDT 2012 Alan Bixler Sandia Park, NM
15420 Wed Sep 26 17:18:58 EDT 2012 Carla Hervert Eugene, OR
15419 Tue Sep 25 23:09:46 EDT 2012 Carolyn Ricketts Edgewater, MD
15418 Tue Sep 25 21:46:14 EDT 2012 Douglas Woersching Wellington, FL
15417 Tue Sep 25 20:50:28 EDT 2012 Brian Lockhart Portland, OR
15416 Tue Sep 25 16:26:10 EDT 2012 Andrea Frary Dover, NJ
15415 Tue Sep 25 15:43:27 EDT 2012 Julius Gallegos Grants Pass, OR
15414 Tue Sep 25 12:42:47 EDT 2012 jamie mcdaniel roanoke, VA
15413 Mon Sep 24 18:25:14 EDT 2012 c Wright green valley, AZ
15412 Mon Sep 24 06:11:44 EDT 2012 Diane Karkhanis Oldsmar, FL
15411 Sun Sep 23 22:35:01 EDT 2012 Aj Pierre-Louis port charlotte, FL
15410 Sun Sep 23 15:06:54 EDT 2012 Jason Lambert Roanoke, VA Come on. Let's school our kids right! Right?
15409 Sun Sep 23 15:06:38 EDT 2012 Jason Lambert Roanoke, VA Come on. Let's school our kids right! Right?
15408 Sun Sep 23 05:17:59 EDT 2012 Edna Whited Cypress, TX
15407 Sat Sep 22 19:19:42 EDT 2012 Steven Kranowski Blacksburg, VA
15406 Sat Sep 22 17:32:06 EDT 2012 Michael Moeller Temecula, CA
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