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Friday, March 14, 2014 9:36 AM

Corporate Sponsorship

This School Brought to You by...:Corporate Sponsorship– Should corprations sponsor schools?

In a time of budget cuts and fudning concerns, corporate sponsorship of schools sound like a good idea. But in return for the monetary support, logos and products could be splashed across the buildings and community. And if the company's product isless than healthy (sodas or other sugary snacks), what message is conveyed to the students and families?

 


Posted By Tracie Luttrell at 9:36 AM
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Kody Blanton wrote ...
Schools with low budget sponsorships can bring in some much needed cash. But such corporations could undermine students critical thinking skills. While comersionalism in schools can directly harm students- marketing soda, and candy undermines nutrition curriculums, for thinking critically about the brands, messages, or topics sponsored in their schools. I personally think that schools should be sponsored but with restrictions.
3/17/2014 8:29 AM
Caleb Hogue wrote ...
Times are tough. Should corporations be able to sponsor school districts? Of course, like anything having, a sponsorship has its pros and cons. One story about budget cuts in high schools takes place in Pennsylvania. Over the past few years, thousands of parents have deserted the school system altogether and have decided to enroll their children into charter schools or relocate them to the nearby suburbs. In addition, federal budget cuts have cost the city $130 million in aid, forcing school officials to close 24 schools over the summer. If a school does not have enough money to have quality teachers then who is to say that the school can't have a sponsor for more money? More than 4,000 employees were initially laid off in a school district of Pennsylvania. My opinion on the subject is that it could be a successful operation. As long as the corporation does not try to determine anything school related. For example, if the Coca-Cola Corporation sponsored a school then, they should not have a say so in who the employees were of the school. Although, they could decide that no Pepsi products are allowed in the school. The main thing that the corporation should receive is exposure and publicity. http://diverseeducation.com/article/56039/
3/14/2014 10:54 AM
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