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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|Number||Date||Name||Location||Add a Comment|
|15505||Fri Dec 06 19:13:09 EST 2013||michael mariano||los angeles, CA|
|15504||Mon Nov 25 19:08:05 EST 2013||Lauren Stec||MI|
|15503||Fri Nov 22 16:59:26 EST 2013||Janie Stratton||Lawrenceburg, KY|
|15502||Fri Nov 22 14:16:52 EST 2013||erin yarreobino||ozone park, NY|
|15501||Fri Nov 22 10:35:33 EST 2013||john keys||Boise , ID|
|15500||Thu Nov 21 22:27:23 EST 2013||Frank Lorch||Charlotte, NC|
|15499||Thu Nov 21 22:03:21 EST 2013||Anonymous||Austin, TX|
|15498||Thu Nov 21 19:25:16 EST 2013||Nan Yarbro||Pinole, CA|
|15497||Thu Nov 21 19:13:20 EST 2013||Anonymous||lower burrell, PA|
|15496||Thu Nov 21 16:46:13 EST 2013||Jim Garrett||Brooklandville, MD|
|15495||Thu Nov 21 16:02:50 EST 2013||Amanda||WA|
|15494||Thu Nov 21 15:32:19 EST 2013||Darcy Welch||Signal Mtn, TN|
|15493||Thu Nov 21 14:39:19 EST 2013||Teresa Reynolds||Spencer, IN|
|15492||Thu Nov 21 13:48:39 EST 2013||Rachel Cole||Sioux City, IA||Raising revenue from advertising may mask the problems of underfunded schools. Education needs to be a priority. Advertising in schools is not the answer.|
|15491||Thu Nov 21 13:03:25 EST 2013||Alexandra Gruskos||Pittsburgh, PA|
|15490||Thu Nov 21 13:01:40 EST 2013||Karen Christian||Vail, AZ|
|15489||Thu Nov 21 12:54:17 EST 2013||susan wittig||watertown, WI||Parents have the right to protect their children, from predatory commercialization of the learning environment of children. This is the exploitation of children to the highest bidder. This creed of greed More....|
|15488||Thu Nov 21 12:53:07 EST 2013||darynne jessler||valley village, CA|
|15487||Thu Nov 21 12:50:05 EST 2013||Shelley||Rio Rancho, NM|
|15486||Thu Nov 21 12:44:17 EST 2013||Michi VOJTA||Raleigh, NC||Children should not be force fed advertising, even if it means more money for the schools. That is no way to raise children.|
|15485||Thu Nov 21 12:40:44 EST 2013||David Ferger||Southfield, MI|
|15484||Wed Nov 13 15:57:07 EST 2013||Peter Supersano||Reno, NV|
|15483||Tue Oct 29 14:56:19 EDT 2013||Anonymous||wister, OK||I believe school should be a safe place from corrupt advertisement|
|15482||Mon Oct 28 15:13:21 EDT 2013||Anonymous||wister, OK|
|15481||Sat Aug 31 12:43:27 EDT 2013||Robert A. Mertz||Spencer, WV||As a teacher with 31 years of experience in Public schools, I know that we need to keep advertisments and these lists out of our schools|
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