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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151-175 of 15530 signatures
Number Date Name Location Add a Comment
15380 Sun Sep 16 17:48:25 EDT 2012 Stephen P Carlisle Mechanicsburg, PA
15379 Sun Sep 16 16:43:16 EDT 2012 Joyce Valdez San Antonio, TX
15378 Sun Sep 16 14:09:12 EDT 2012 Anonymous Daly City, CA
15377 Sun Sep 16 13:55:12 EDT 2012 Adam Sjoberg Bentonville, AR
15376 Sun Sep 16 12:29:08 EDT 2012 Chad Frank Wyckoff, NJ
15375 Sun Sep 16 11:21:16 EDT 2012 Gladys Gustafson New Bern, NC
15374 Sun Sep 16 09:52:15 EDT 2012 Ric Ritchison Indianapolis,, IN How about advertising where to get the best education, where to get birth control and family planning help, where to get a good part-time job?
15373 Sun Sep 16 00:49:42 EDT 2012 Seymour Grossman Berkeley, CA
15372 Sat Sep 15 19:20:27 EDT 2012 Nile Nugnez New York, NY
15371 Sat Sep 15 17:30:36 EDT 2012 Christopher Nephew Winchester , MA
15370 Sat Sep 15 17:02:08 EDT 2012 William Heckler Martinsburg, WV
15369 Sat Sep 15 16:21:22 EDT 2012 Dennis DeMarinis New Bedford, MA
15368 Sat Sep 15 16:06:53 EDT 2012 Anonymous Santa Monica, CA
15367 Sat Sep 15 13:53:30 EDT 2012 richard hynds Montrose, MI
15366 Sat Sep 15 09:33:10 EDT 2012 Jo Ellen Bate Ft Lauderdale, FL
15365 Sat Sep 15 05:14:40 EDT 2012 Loren Sterman Portland, OR
15364 Sat Sep 15 01:58:32 EDT 2012 Tom Kaimakides Peekskill, NY
15363 Fri Sep 14 23:25:09 EDT 2012 Steve and Douthat WAYNE, NJ School should be a commerical-free zone-- let's keep them free of advertising!.
15362 Fri Sep 14 22:36:46 EDT 2012 J Linden Milford, MA
15361 Fri Sep 14 21:37:20 EDT 2012 Darrell Williams Hannawa Falls, NY
15360 Fri Sep 14 21:28:30 EDT 2012 Sally Sheck Renton, WA
15359 Fri Sep 14 19:18:20 EDT 2012 V Evan Evan Chicago, IL
15358 Fri Sep 14 19:00:27 EDT 2012 Anne-Marie Boyce San Francisco, CA
15357 Fri Sep 14 18:54:52 EDT 2012 William Walker Farmington Hills, MI
15356 Fri Sep 14 17:49:21 EDT 2012 Douglas Lawson Dallas, TX
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