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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|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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