Advertising in Public Schools Helps Budgets: Approve?
Public schools have overspent for decades. They cannot rely on raising taxes since they've used that trick already. Now schools need to make drastic cuts and find new ways to increase income. What to do with a captive audience of mushy minds? (Beside fill them with political agendas in parallel with teacher's unions.) Advertise!
Financially struggling schools nationwide are increasing the volume of advertising to bring in revenue.
• The college-savings program CollegeInvest signed a three-year deal to advertise on report cards sent home to students in the 85,000-student Jefferson County Public School District, southwest of Denver.
• Drugstore chain CVS promoted its flu shot campaign in Virginia and Florida schools with signs at football games, posters at school entrances and in district e-newsletters.
• Office supply store Staples this fall will sponsor school supply lists in several California and Texas school districts and provide a coupon for parents, all printed on Staples-branded paper.
Of course, this will also mean McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell and other 'fast food' restaurants will want to advertise to young kids in schools. Should the schools allow this if it increases revenues more than a Staples advertisement? What about ads for contraceptives? Schools already hand out condoms to teenagers.
If you approve, please comment with what you would allow and not allow to advertise in schools
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