POLL: Is Advertising In Schools OK?

Many schools have seen some sort of inside advertising since the ’90s, but it’s usually been relegated to a few posters in the cafeteria. But several school districts in the Detroit metro area are moving ahead with plans to include advertising for national brands on gym walls, athletic fields and school web pages.

It’s all being done as a way to make up for ever-shrinking school budgets. Proponents of the move to allow in-school advertising claim it will bring in anywhere from $30K-$75K in the first year, with expectations of several times that amount in coming years.

Dedicated Consumerist readers might remember that McDonald’s in Seminole County, FL, tried advertising on report cards only to put a stop to it a few weeks later.

We want to know what you think:

Schools allow ads to raise revenue [Detroit News]