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
When you sign our petition, we’ll keep you posted on how you can take action in your community to stop school commercialism.
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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|15330||Thu Sep 13 17:58:26 EDT 2012||Lauren Murdock||SANTA BARBARA, CA|
|15329||Thu Sep 13 17:45:21 EDT 2012||Arthur Altree||DURANGO, CO|
|15328||Thu Sep 13 17:15:36 EDT 2012||John Padilla||Salinas, CA|
|15327||Thu Sep 13 16:32:03 EDT 2012||Ruth Wright||Auburn, AL|
|15326||Thu Sep 13 15:12:23 EDT 2012||Gilbert||Calhoun, GA|
|15325||Thu Sep 13 15:04:52 EDT 2012||Anonymous||Rochester, MN|
|15324||Thu Sep 13 14:24:20 EDT 2012||Louis Boitano||COPPEROPOLIS, CA|
|15323||Thu Sep 13 13:53:25 EDT 2012||Josh Mercado||Mesa, AZ|
|15322||Thu Sep 13 13:19:08 EDT 2012||Claude Whitaker||Missouri City, TX|
|15321||Thu Sep 13 12:37:36 EDT 2012||Anonymous||Houston, TX|
|15320||Thu Sep 13 12:07:55 EDT 2012||Bill Becker||Seattle, WA|
|15319||Thu Sep 13 11:37:39 EDT 2012||Ramona Maiolino||Philadelphia, PA|
|15318||Thu Sep 13 11:26:20 EDT 2012||Darrett Roberts||Poughkeepsie, NY|
|15317||Thu Sep 13 09:57:30 EDT 2012||Caryn Graves||Berkeley, CA|
|15316||Thu Sep 13 03:12:31 EDT 2012||Charlene pollard||shelbyville, TN|
|15315||Thu Sep 13 01:30:21 EDT 2012||Donald Walloch||West Allis, WI|
|15314||Thu Sep 13 00:41:26 EDT 2012||Emmett Michie||Rochester, NY|
|15313||Thu Sep 13 00:11:24 EDT 2012||Stephanie McCarren||Lawrenceville, GA|
|15312||Wed Sep 12 23:52:15 EDT 2012||Alexander Saletrik||Medina, OH|
|15311||Wed Sep 12 23:16:46 EDT 2012||James McIntosh||Ann Arbor, MI|
|15310||Wed Sep 12 22:56:46 EDT 2012||Susan Benton||Hoover, AL|
|15309||Wed Sep 12 21:22:41 EDT 2012||Anonymous||Midland, MI|
|15308||Wed Sep 12 20:55:57 EDT 2012||Amy Stanberry||winter springs, FL||We already have vending machines and fast food. Let's draw the line.|
|15307||Wed Sep 12 19:53:34 EDT 2012||Alice Lloyd||Allentown, NJ|
|15306||Wed Sep 12 19:32:22 EDT 2012||Victoria Rhys||Salem, OR|
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