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|
|15405||Thu Sep 20 16:13:59 EDT 2012||Charles Burch||Corning, NY|
|15404||Thu Sep 20 12:04:44 EDT 2012||John and Priscilla Lorand||Mount Pleasant, MI|
|15403||Thu Sep 20 10:35:14 EDT 2012||Annmari Lundin||Casselberry, FL|
|15402||Wed Sep 19 18:01:18 EDT 2012||S Beans||Sellersville, PA|
|15401||Wed Sep 19 11:26:36 EDT 2012||Anonymous||Daly City, CA|
|15400||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....|
|15399||Wed Sep 19 07:59:14 EDT 2012||Joe Bentley||Hou, TX||Greedy, dishonest advertising is not suitable for children|
|15398||Wed Sep 19 00:30:08 EDT 2012||Nikki Birdwell||Austin, TX|
|15397||Wed Sep 19 00:05:46 EDT 2012||Nikki Birdwell||Austin, TX|
|15396||Tue Sep 18 16:46:44 EDT 2012||Casey Hinds||Lexington, KY|
|15395||Tue Sep 18 13:32:07 EDT 2012||Jimmy Sheff||Wolfeboro, NH|
|15394||Tue Sep 18 02:09:59 EDT 2012||Brian Krahmer||Buena Vista, CO|
|15393||Mon Sep 17 22:26:57 EDT 2012||Mary Glenn||Naperville, IL|
|15392||Mon Sep 17 20:54:18 EDT 2012||Anonymous||Lakewood, OH|
|15391||Mon Sep 17 19:07:05 EDT 2012||dinmani||mountain view, CA||don't pollute the education.|
|15390||Mon Sep 17 17:15:47 EDT 2012||Fred Sapulpa||Tulsa, OK|
|15389||Mon Sep 17 15:52:12 EDT 2012||Art Steele||Austin, TX|
|15388||Mon Sep 17 14:50:05 EDT 2012||JIM||OAK PARK, MI|
|15387||Mon Sep 17 12:37:40 EDT 2012||Ray Carey||North Port, FL|
|15386||Mon Sep 17 12:25:17 EDT 2012||John Zachmann||Easton, PA||Children should not be exposed to advertising when they are not able to discern the quality of the message which could be very misleading.|
|15385||Mon Sep 17 11:17:30 EDT 2012||BARBARA DOMANICO||CENTRAL VALLEY, NY|
|15384||Mon Sep 17 10:54:23 EDT 2012||Sara Perron||Sterling Heights, MI||Students should not be treated like captive consumers. No advertising in schools!|
|15383||Sun Sep 16 23:35:05 EDT 2012||Dennis Michael Smith||Marietta, GA||Kids are in school to learn from an objective standpoint, not be a captive audience for the corporate point of view and not to be a captive audience for your sales pitches. D. M. Smith.|
|15382||Sun Sep 16 20:25:09 EDT 2012||Michael Wilson||Saranac Lake, NY||From a lifelong, retired teacher: schools should be educating CITIZENS for responsible participation in a democratic polity, NOT indoctrinating CONSUMERS to prop up an unsustainable economy. Make schools More....|
|15381||Sun Sep 16 19:41:24 EDT 2012||Lila Handler||Santa Barbara, CA|
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