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|
|15480||Thu Nov 21 12:50:05 EST 2013||Shelley||Rio Rancho, NM|
|15479||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.|
|15478||Thu Nov 21 12:40:44 EST 2013||David Ferger||Southfield, MI|
|15477||Wed Nov 13 15:57:07 EST 2013||Peter Supersano||Reno, NV|
|15476||Tue Oct 29 14:56:19 EDT 2013||Anonymous||wister, OK||I believe school should be a safe place from corrupt advertisement|
|15475||Mon Oct 28 15:13:21 EDT 2013||Anonymous||wister, OK|
|15474||Tue Oct 22 18:40:44 EDT 2013||Anonymous||detroit, MI|
|15473||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|
|15472||Sun Mar 24 12:30:13 EDT 2013||Anonymous||SOLANA BEACH, CA|
|15471||Wed Mar 20 09:47:20 EDT 2013||Carolyn Lilly||San Diego, CA|
|15470||Sat Mar 09 02:20:40 EST 2013||Anonymous||OR||Who told Reagan that we could advertise to children in the first place and how does this hinder capitalism?|
|15469||Wed Mar 06 08:32:29 EST 2013||Patrick GROSSIN||ot||Commercial ads are a tremendous threat for everyone. We must stop them.|
|15468||Mon Feb 18 00:12:25 EST 2013||Elainne Fulenwider||Maize, KS|
|15467||Fri Feb 08 19:28:37 EST 2013||Elizabeth Thompson||Metuchen, NJ|
|15466||Wed Feb 06 18:49:08 EST 2013||Anonymous||Spirit Lake, ID|
|15465||Wed Jan 16 15:55:55 EST 2013||Russell Sladek||PA|
|15464||Sat Dec 29 15:24:07 EST 2012||Mary Holm||Burbank, CA|
|15463||Wed Dec 05 18:24:11 EST 2012||Barry Moore||Montclair, NJ|
|15462||Tue Nov 20 19:21:56 EST 2012||Christina Fermin||west park, FL|
|15461||Fri Nov 16 01:18:23 EST 2012||Marjorie Young||Santa Fe, NM||Absolutely right! No commercial ads in schools!|
|15460||Tue Nov 13 21:27:18 EST 2012||Mary Kathleen Jackson||Hammond, IN|
|15459||Mon Nov 05 11:43:24 EST 2012||Casey Pittman||Coppell, TX|
|15458||Sun Nov 04 19:40:21 EST 2012||Ram Thothadri||Richardson, TX|
|15457||Sun Nov 04 00:56:28 EDT 2012||Howard Cohen||Palo Alto, CA|
|15456||Fri Nov 02 19:58:44 EDT 2012||Leo Gonzalez||Los Angeles, CA|
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