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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126-150 of 15530 signatures
Number Date Name Location Add a Comment
15405 Sat Sep 22 17:19:02 EDT 2012 Carol Patton Kensington, CA
15404 Sat Sep 22 17:18:33 EDT 2012 Carol Patton Kensington, CA
15403 Sat Sep 22 16:51:01 EDT 2012 David Cotner Ventura, CA
15402 Sat Sep 22 16:44:24 EDT 2012 Olga Strickland Mesa, AZ
15401 Fri Sep 21 20:24:01 EDT 2012 Melissa McCool Selah, WA
15400 Fri Sep 21 19:01:51 EDT 2012 Akash PA
15399 Fri Sep 21 00:10:08 EDT 2012 Jessica Mensing West Warwick , RI
15398 Thu Sep 20 23:51:18 EDT 2012 carol jackson solvang, CA
15397 Thu Sep 20 17:52:30 EDT 2012 Jennifer Nolan CA
15396 Thu Sep 20 16:13:59 EDT 2012 Charles Burch Corning, NY
15395 Thu Sep 20 12:04:44 EDT 2012 John Lorand Mount Pleasant, MI
15394 Thu Sep 20 10:35:14 EDT 2012 Annmari Lundin Casselberry, FL
15393 Wed Sep 19 18:01:18 EDT 2012 S Beans Sellersville, PA
15392 Wed Sep 19 11:26:36 EDT 2012 Anonymous Daly City, CA
15391 Wed Sep 19 09:30:44 EDT 2012 Sue McHenry Silverthorne, CO while i understand that schools are now depending on the income from in-school ads, i think they need to find another way. our whole society is just to "buy" oriented and kids too susceptible to the campaigns More....
15390 Wed Sep 19 07:59:14 EDT 2012 Joe Bentley Hou, TX Greedy, dishonest advertising is not suitable for children
15389 Wed Sep 19 00:30:08 EDT 2012 Nikki Birdwell Austin, TX
15388 Wed Sep 19 00:05:46 EDT 2012 Nikki Birdwell Austin, TX
15387 Tue Sep 18 16:46:44 EDT 2012 Casey Hinds Lexington, KY
15386 Tue Sep 18 13:32:07 EDT 2012 Jimmy Sheff Wolfeboro, NH
15385 Tue Sep 18 02:09:59 EDT 2012 Brian Krahmer Buena Vista, CO
15384 Mon Sep 17 22:26:57 EDT 2012 Mary Glenn Naperville, IL
15383 Mon Sep 17 20:54:18 EDT 2012 Anonymous Lakewood, OH
15382 Mon Sep 17 19:07:05 EDT 2012 dinmani mountain view, CA don't pollute the education.
15381 Mon Sep 17 17:15:47 EDT 2012 Fred Sapulpa Tulsa, OK
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