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 12:07:55 EDT 2012 Bill Becker Seattle, WA
15329 Thu Sep 13 11:37:39 EDT 2012 Ramona Maiolino Philadelphia, PA
15328 Thu Sep 13 11:26:20 EDT 2012 Darrett Roberts Poughkeepsie, NY
15327 Thu Sep 13 09:57:30 EDT 2012 Caryn Graves Berkeley, CA
15326 Thu Sep 13 03:12:31 EDT 2012 charlene pollard shelbyville, TN
15325 Thu Sep 13 01:30:21 EDT 2012 Donald Walloch West Allis, WI
15324 Thu Sep 13 00:41:26 EDT 2012 Emmett Michie Rochester, NY
15323 Thu Sep 13 00:11:24 EDT 2012 Stephanie McCarren Lawrenceville, GA
15322 Wed Sep 12 23:52:15 EDT 2012 Alexander Saletrik Medina, OH
15321 Wed Sep 12 23:16:46 EDT 2012 James McIntosh Ann Arbor, MI
15320 Wed Sep 12 22:56:46 EDT 2012 Susan Benton Hoover, AL
15319 Wed Sep 12 21:22:41 EDT 2012 Anonymous Midland, MI
15318 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.
15317 Wed Sep 12 19:53:34 EDT 2012 Alice Lloyd Allentown, NJ
15316 Wed Sep 12 19:32:22 EDT 2012 Victoria Rhys Salem, OR
15315 Wed Sep 12 19:11:36 EDT 2012 Fran Collette Boise, ID Schools are for education, not commercialization!!!
15314 Wed Sep 12 18:47:23 EDT 2012 Dominick Saia Louisville, CO
15313 Wed Sep 12 18:38:38 EDT 2012 Michael Madias Portland, OR
15312 Wed Sep 12 18:30:47 EDT 2012 Andrea Jones Aurora, IL
15311 Wed Sep 12 18:12:02 EDT 2012 Janet Bovenkerk Park Forest, IL
15310 Wed Sep 12 18:08:41 EDT 2012 Desmon McMahan Louisville, KY
15309 Wed Sep 12 18:06:32 EDT 2012 Richard Mankiewicz Los Angeles, CA
15308 Wed Sep 12 17:34:35 EDT 2012 Sally Phelps Taos, NM
15307 Wed Sep 12 17:22:23 EDT 2012 Desmon McMahan Louisville, KY
15306 Wed Sep 12 15:22:06 EDT 2012 Marie Weis Fox Island, WA
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