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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176-200 of 15530 signatures
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15355 Fri Sep 14 12:16:10 EDT 2012 Charles Burgner Davenport, IA
15354 Fri Sep 14 11:26:22 EDT 2012 william BICKERS Memphis, TN
15353 Fri Sep 14 11:14:49 EDT 2012 Christy Anderson Portland, OR
15352 Fri Sep 14 10:23:01 EDT 2012 Robert Rutland, VT
15351 Fri Sep 14 09:54:50 EDT 2012 Dena Freed Myrtle Point, OR
15350 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....
15349 Thu Sep 13 23:54:27 EDT 2012 JUDITH TOTH Bloomfield Twp., MI
15348 Thu Sep 13 23:32:21 EDT 2012 C. John Hildebrand Minneapolis, MN
15347 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....
15346 Thu Sep 13 23:16:55 EDT 2012 Renate Heurich New Orleans, LA
15345 Thu Sep 13 21:31:24 EDT 2012 Tara Hottenstein Gulfport, FL
15344 Thu Sep 13 21:00:53 EDT 2012 Alexis Nixon Atlanta, GA
15343 Thu Sep 13 19:04:20 EDT 2012 Rogil Schroeter glendale, AZ
15342 Thu Sep 13 18:16:33 EDT 2012 Edward LeBlanc Santa Fe, NM
15341 Thu Sep 13 18:06:39 EDT 2012 Anonymous new york, NY
15340 Thu Sep 13 17:58:26 EDT 2012 Lauren Murdock SANTA BARBARA, CA
15339 Thu Sep 13 17:45:21 EDT 2012 Arthur Altree Durango, CO
15338 Thu Sep 13 17:15:36 EDT 2012 John Padilla Salinas, CA
15337 Thu Sep 13 16:32:03 EDT 2012 Ruth Wright Auburn, AL
15336 Thu Sep 13 15:12:23 EDT 2012 Gilbert Calhoun, GA
15335 Thu Sep 13 15:04:52 EDT 2012 Anonymous Rochester, MN
15334 Thu Sep 13 14:24:20 EDT 2012 Louis Boitano COPPEROPOLIS, CA
15333 Thu Sep 13 13:53:25 EDT 2012 Josh Mercado Mesa, AZ
15332 Thu Sep 13 13:19:08 EDT 2012 Claude Whitaker Missouri City, TX
15331 Thu Sep 13 12:37:36 EDT 2012 Anonymous Houston, TX
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