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.
Add Your Name to the Petition Below
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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|
|15380||Mon Sep 17 15:52:12 EDT 2012||Art Steele||Austin, TX|
|15379||Mon Sep 17 14:50:05 EDT 2012||Jim||OAK PARK, MI|
|15378||Mon Sep 17 12:37:40 EDT 2012||Ray Carey||North Port, FL|
|15377||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.|
|15376||Mon Sep 17 11:17:30 EDT 2012||BARBARA DOMANICO||CENTRAL VALLEY, NY|
|15375||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!|
|15374||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.|
|15373||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....|
|15372||Sun Sep 16 19:41:24 EDT 2012||Lila Handler||Santa Barbara, CA|
|15371||Sun Sep 16 17:48:25 EDT 2012||Stephen P Carlisle||Mechanicsburg, PA|
|15370||Sun Sep 16 16:43:16 EDT 2012||Joyce Valdez||San Antonio, TX|
|15369||Sun Sep 16 14:09:12 EDT 2012||Anonymous||Daly City, CA|
|15368||Sun Sep 16 13:55:12 EDT 2012||Adam Sjoberg||Bentonville, AR|
|15367||Sun Sep 16 12:29:08 EDT 2012||Chad Frank||Wyckoff, NJ|
|15366||Sun Sep 16 11:35:19 EDT 2012||Barbara Clutter||Davis, CA|
|15365||Sun Sep 16 11:21:16 EDT 2012||Gladys Gustafson||New Bern, NC|
|15364||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?|
|15363||Sun Sep 16 00:49:42 EDT 2012||Seymour Grossman||Berkeley, CA|
|15362||Sat Sep 15 19:20:27 EDT 2012||Nile Nugnez||New York, NY|
|15361||Sat Sep 15 17:30:36 EDT 2012||Chris Nephew||Winchester, MA|
|15360||Sat Sep 15 17:02:08 EDT 2012||William Heckler||Martinsburg, WV|
|15359||Sat Sep 15 16:21:22 EDT 2012||Dennis DeMarinis||New Bedford, MA|
|15358||Sat Sep 15 16:06:53 EDT 2012||Anonymous||Santa Monica, CA|
|15357||Sat Sep 15 13:53:30 EDT 2012||richard hynds||Montrose, MI|
|15356||Sat Sep 15 09:33:10 EDT 2012||Jo Ellen Bate||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
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