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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Number Date Name Location Add a Comment
15505 Thu Mar 06 18:23:55 EST 2014 Andrew Butz Portland, OR
15504 Sun Jan 26 15:05:12 EST 2014 Daniel Gomez Orange, CA
15503 Sat Jan 18 14:15:09 EST 2014 Diana Ballesteros West Jordan, UT
15502 Mon Dec 09 11:19:37 EST 2013 Anonymous MIDDLEPORT, NY
15501 Fri Dec 06 19:13:09 EST 2013 michael mariano los angeles, CA
15500 Fri Dec 06 06:39:12 EST 2013 Kristin Tegg WeWestminster, MA
15499 Mon Nov 25 19:08:05 EST 2013 Lauren Stec MI
15498 Fri Nov 22 16:59:26 EST 2013 Janie Stratton Lawrenceburg, KY
15497 Fri Nov 22 14:16:52 EST 2013 erin yarreobino ozone park, NY
15496 Fri Nov 22 10:35:33 EST 2013 john keys Boise , ID
15495 Fri Nov 22 02:48:03 EST 2013 Mary E. Lorio Maryknoll, NY
15494 Thu Nov 21 22:27:23 EST 2013 Frank Lorch Charlotte, NC
15493 Thu Nov 21 22:03:21 EST 2013 Anonymous Austin, TX
15492 Thu Nov 21 19:25:16 EST 2013 Nan Yarbro Pinole, CA
15491 Thu Nov 21 19:13:20 EST 2013 Anonymous lower burrell, PA
15490 Thu Nov 21 16:46:13 EST 2013 Jim Garrett Brooklandville , MD
15489 Thu Nov 21 16:02:50 EST 2013 Amanda WA
15488 Thu Nov 21 15:32:19 EST 2013 Darcy Welch Signal Mtn, TN
15487 Thu Nov 21 15:06:18 EST 2013 Matthew Sobel PA
15486 Thu Nov 21 14:39:19 EST 2013 Teresa Reynolds Spencer, IN
15485 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.
15484 Thu Nov 21 13:03:25 EST 2013 Alexandra Gruskos Pittsburgh, PA
15483 Thu Nov 21 13:01:40 EST 2013 Karen Christian Vail, AZ
15482 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....
15481 Thu Nov 21 12:53:07 EST 2013 darynne jessler valley village, CA
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