View Poll Results: Is selling ad space in public schools appropriate?

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    Re: School advertisements

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    If every other financial avenue has been explored then yes but Im willing to bet that these districts havent. If they still have sports, music, art and other non-essential courses then I would say no.
    Sports, music and art are far from non-essential courses in human development, Chevy. It's not the types of classes they're teaching. It's not these programs that are responsible for the run-away spending in Illinois schools.

    It's the bureaucracy...it's teacher's salaries...it's their pensions.
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    Re: School advertisements

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    On principle, I'd be against it. Public schools should be 100% funded by the state, but if the state can't manage to keep the schools properly funded and they're in urgent need of more money, then I say go for it. They obviously need money and it has to come from somewhere, no? Either way the kids lose, so at least chose the lesser of two evils. Either they get a subpar education with obsolete tools, or they get bombarded with advertisement images in the one place that still sort of shielded them from that.
    This.

    I hate the thought of advertising in our schools, but we should not let our schools fall apart on principle.
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    Re: School advertisements

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    We would do better to figure out what isn't working, and try something different.
    That. I doubt that the increasing number of kids graduating from high school unable to read has anything to do with whether or not we've got enough computers in school.
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    Re: School advertisements

    I say no, and I'll say why because I feel school is solely for education and not to be a marketing gimmick. Schools aren't businesses, they are public services.
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    Re: School advertisements

    Yes, I think it's a great idea. But the schools should use some discretion in which companies they choose to give ad space to.

    I don't know how they would put ads IN people's lockers though. How does that work?
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    Re: School advertisements

    This is how it starts. You just know Coca-cola is going to be taking up the revisionist pen. "Our product did not contain ... coke."
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    Re: School advertisements

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    I don't know how they would put ads IN people's lockers though. How does that work?
    Large and colorful adhesive stickers... bumper stickers on steriods.

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    Re: School advertisements

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Large and colorful adhesive stickers... bumper stickers on steriods.
    Honestly, I don't see a problem with it as long as some common sense is applied to the types of advertisements allowed. If it's not religious or political, I don't see the harm and it's a creative source of income for the school that might even push them to excel more in order to bring in better advertisers.
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    Re: School advertisements

    I don't like it, it's completely inappropriate.
    It's almost brainwashing, which in any other circumstance, would be morally reprehensible.

    We spend, on average, 4x what was spent 30-40 years (adjusted for inflation) and we get the same results.
    There is plenty to cut, without resorting to this.
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    Re: School advertisements

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I don't like it, it's completely inappropriate.
    It's almost brainwashing, which in any other circumstance, would be morally reprehensible.

    We spend, on average, 4x what was spent 30-40 years (adjusted for inflation) and we get the same results.
    There is plenty to cut, without resorting to this.
    How is this any different than your kids seeing the same products advertised on TV? It's not exactly as if they're proposing that the highest bidder actually gets to re-write the curriculum.
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