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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201-225 of 15530 signatures
Number Date Name Location Add a Comment
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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