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.

Spread the Word

Learn More

Join Our Social Networks

This petition is no longer active.
51-75 of 15530 signatures
Number Date Name Location Add a Comment
15480 Wed Mar 20 09:47:20 EDT 2013 Carolyn Lilly San Diego, CA
15479 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?
15478 Wed Mar 06 08:32:29 EST 2013 Patrick GROSSIN ot Commercial ads are a tremendous threat for everyone. We must stop them.
15477 Mon Feb 18 00:12:25 EST 2013 Elainne Fulenwider Maize, KS
15476 Fri Feb 08 19:28:37 EST 2013 Elizabeth Thompson Metuchen, NJ
15475 Wed Feb 06 18:49:08 EST 2013 Anonymous Spirit Lake, ID
15474 Wed Jan 16 15:55:55 EST 2013 Russell Sladek PA
15473 Sat Dec 29 15:24:07 EST 2012 Mary Holm Burbank, CA
15472 Wed Dec 05 18:24:11 EST 2012 Barry Moore Montclair, NJ
15471 Tue Nov 20 19:21:56 EST 2012 Christina Fermin west park, FL
15470 Fri Nov 16 01:18:23 EST 2012 Marjorie Young Santa Fe, NM Absolutely right! No commercial ads in schools!
15469 Tue Nov 13 21:27:18 EST 2012 Mary Kathleen Jackson Hammond, IN
15468 Mon Nov 05 11:43:24 EST 2012 Casey Pittman Coppell, TX
15467 Sun Nov 04 19:40:21 EST 2012 Ram Thothadri Richardson, TX
15466 Sun Nov 04 00:56:28 EDT 2012 Howard Cohen Palo Alto, CA
15465 Fri Nov 02 19:58:44 EDT 2012 Leo Gonzalez Los Angeles, CA
15464 Thu Nov 01 03:03:26 EDT 2012 Douglas Hagens South Lake Tahoe, CA
15463 Wed Oct 31 20:16:14 EDT 2012 Leo Gonzalez Los Angeles, CA
15462 Tue Oct 30 23:20:27 EDT 2012 Anonymous Houston , TX
15461 Tue Oct 30 17:40:51 EDT 2012 Kathryn Sonenshine Abilene, TX
15460 Tue Oct 30 17:06:49 EDT 2012 Ken Turner Minneapolis, MN
15459 Sun Oct 28 03:00:54 EDT 2012 Anonymous Los Angeles, CA
15458 Fri Oct 26 13:28:23 EDT 2012 Karen Miller Fall River, MA
15457 Thu Oct 25 02:43:44 EDT 2012 gail schoenbacher Berwyn, IL
15456 Thu Oct 25 00:19:29 EDT 2012 Anonymous IA
<- Prev Next ->

© Public Citizen. This Web site is shared by Public Citizen Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation. Learn more about the distinction between these two components of Public Citizen.