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
15455 Sun Oct 21 00:03:31 EDT 2012 Anonymous Arlington, MA
15454 Sun Oct 21 00:00:44 EDT 2012 Anonymous Arlington, MA
15453 Thu Oct 18 15:45:14 EDT 2012 Yachira Martinez Tampa, FL
15452 Mon Oct 15 19:29:49 EDT 2012 Marie Weis Fox Island, WA
15451 Mon Oct 15 14:24:36 EDT 2012 Tammi crofton, MD
15450 Sat Oct 13 16:43:58 EDT 2012 Jeff Menaker Woodside, NY
15449 Thu Oct 11 21:45:51 EDT 2012 miriam adame aurora, CO
15448 Wed Oct 10 14:58:46 EDT 2012 Daniel Rose Chattanooga, TN
15447 Tue Oct 09 10:14:15 EDT 2012 Lori Gilio Ewing, NJ
15446 Mon Oct 08 23:08:47 EDT 2012 Patrick Dolan Mount Prospect, IL
15445 Wed Oct 03 20:13:39 EDT 2012 Douglas Woersching Wellington, FL
15444 Tue Oct 02 21:57:05 EDT 2012 Bryan Brock Portland, OR
15443 Mon Oct 01 18:02:24 EDT 2012 Rebecca Cosper Bloomsburg, PA
15442 Mon Oct 01 07:40:09 EDT 2012 bruce mohr cincinnati, OH
15441 Sun Sep 30 15:31:28 EDT 2012 miriam adame aurora, CO
15440 Sun Sep 30 06:26:38 EDT 2012 Karen kelly camano island, WA
15439 Sat Sep 29 20:21:46 EDT 2012 Loren Sterman Portland, OR
15438 Sat Sep 29 18:23:47 EDT 2012 Glen Anderson Lacey, WA Schools are for LEARNING. Commercial advertising is a distraction. (Actually, commercial advertising is based on deception too, which is even worse!)
15437 Sat Sep 29 14:14:58 EDT 2012 CINDY DANIELSON Kimball, MI
15435 Fri Sep 28 03:18:15 EDT 2012 Kristina Norman Yazoo city, MS
15434 Thu Sep 27 11:28:15 EDT 2012 Charissa Murray Wayne, NJ
15433 Thu Sep 27 01:27:31 EDT 2012 June Eillenberger St Helens, OR
15432 Thu Sep 27 01:06:02 EDT 2012 David Jordan-Squire Lima, OH
15431 Wed Sep 26 22:18:36 EDT 2012 David Cotner Ventura, CA
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