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 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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