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 Thu Nov 01 03:03:26 EDT 2012 Douglas Hagens South Lake Tahoe, CA
15454 Wed Oct 31 20:16:14 EDT 2012 Leo Gonzalez Los Angeles, CA
15453 Tue Oct 30 23:20:27 EDT 2012 Anonymous Houston , TX
15452 Tue Oct 30 17:40:51 EDT 2012 Kathryn Sonenshine Abilene, TX
15451 Tue Oct 30 17:06:49 EDT 2012 Ken Turner Minneapolis, MN
15450 Sun Oct 28 03:00:54 EDT 2012 Anonymous Los Angeles, CA
15449 Fri Oct 26 13:28:23 EDT 2012 Karen Miller Fall River, MA
15448 Thu Oct 25 02:43:44 EDT 2012 gail schoenbacher Berwyn, IL
15447 Thu Oct 25 00:19:29 EDT 2012 Anonymous IA
15446 Sun Oct 21 00:03:31 EDT 2012 Anonymous Arlington, MA
15445 Sun Oct 21 00:00:44 EDT 2012 Anonymous Arlington, MA
15444 Thu Oct 18 15:45:14 EDT 2012 yachira martinez Tampa, FL
15443 Mon Oct 15 19:29:49 EDT 2012 Marie Weis Fox Island, WA
15442 Mon Oct 15 14:24:36 EDT 2012 Tammi crofton, MD
15441 Sat Oct 13 16:43:58 EDT 2012 Jeff Menaker Woodside, NY
15440 Thu Oct 11 21:45:51 EDT 2012 miriam adame aurora, CO
15439 Wed Oct 10 14:58:46 EDT 2012 Daniel Rose Chattanooga, TN
15438 Tue Oct 09 10:14:15 EDT 2012 Lori Gilio Ewing, NJ
15437 Mon Oct 08 23:08:47 EDT 2012 Patrick Dolan Mount Prospect, IL
15436 Wed Oct 03 20:13:39 EDT 2012 Douglas Woersching Wellington, FL
15435 Tue Oct 02 21:57:05 EDT 2012 Bryan Brock Portland, OR
15434 Mon Oct 01 18:02:24 EDT 2012 Rebecca Cosper Bloomsburg, PA
15433 Mon Oct 01 07:40:09 EDT 2012 bruce mohr cincinnati, OH
15432 Sun Sep 30 15:31:28 EDT 2012 miriam adame aurora, CO
15431 Sun Sep 30 06:26:38 EDT 2012 Karen kelly camano island, WA
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