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|
|15355||Sat Sep 15 05:14:40 EDT 2012||Loren Sterman||Portland, OR|
|15354||Sat Sep 15 01:58:32 EDT 2012||Tom Kaimakides||Peekskill, NY|
|15353||Fri Sep 14 23:25:09 EDT 2012||Dianne Douthat||WAYNE, NJ||School should be a commerical-free zone-- let's keep them free of advertising!.|
|15352||Fri Sep 14 22:36:46 EDT 2012||J Linden||Milford, MA|
|15351||Fri Sep 14 21:37:20 EDT 2012||Darrell Williams||Hannawa Falls, NY|
|15350||Fri Sep 14 21:28:30 EDT 2012||Sally Sheck||Renton, WA|
|15349||Fri Sep 14 19:18:20 EDT 2012||V Evan Evan||Chicago, IL|
|15348||Fri Sep 14 19:00:27 EDT 2012||Anne-Marie Boyce||San Francisco, CA|
|15347||Fri Sep 14 18:54:52 EDT 2012||William Walker||Farmington Hills, MI|
|15346||Fri Sep 14 17:49:21 EDT 2012||Douglas Lawson||Dallas, TX|
|15345||Fri Sep 14 12:16:10 EDT 2012||Charles Burgner||Davenport, IA|
|15344||Fri Sep 14 11:26:22 EDT 2012||william BICKERS||Memphis, TN|
|15343||Fri Sep 14 11:14:49 EDT 2012||Christy Anderson||Portland, OR|
|15342||Fri Sep 14 10:23:01 EDT 2012||Robert||Rutland, VT|
|15341||Fri Sep 14 09:54:50 EDT 2012||Dena Freed||Myrtle Point, OR|
|15340||Fri Sep 14 02:30:25 EDT 2012||Michael Braud||Grass Valley, CA||I think corporate advertising in schools should be illegal. Schools are for educating. There should not be unhealthy, cheap food and beverages in schools that can take away from the minds ability to process More....|
|15339||Thu Sep 13 23:54:27 EDT 2012||JUDITH TOTH||Bloomfield Twp., MI|
|15338||Thu Sep 13 23:32:21 EDT 2012||C. John Hildebrand||Minneapolis, MN|
|15337||Thu Sep 13 23:18:12 EDT 2012||Joy Singh||Morris Plains, NJ||This is why, business has a place in our society and publicly funded education does to. Come on - separate goals! both needed. conflating the two is not good policy sense it's only good campaign fundraising More....|
|15336||Thu Sep 13 23:16:55 EDT 2012||Renate Heurich||New Orleans, LA|
|15335||Thu Sep 13 21:31:24 EDT 2012||Tara Hottenstein||Gulfport, FL|
|15334||Thu Sep 13 21:00:53 EDT 2012||Alexis Nixon||Atlanta, GA|
|15333||Thu Sep 13 19:04:20 EDT 2012||Rogil Schroeter||glendale, AZ|
|15332||Thu Sep 13 18:16:33 EDT 2012||Edward LeBlanc||Santa Fe, NM|
|15331||Thu Sep 13 18:06:39 EDT 2012||Anonymous||new york, NY|
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