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 Thu Sep 20 16:13:59 EDT 2012 Charles Burch Corning, NY
15404 Thu Sep 20 12:04:44 EDT 2012 John 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 Susan 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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