A Way to Solve The $$$ Issue in Schools

SCHOOL BUDGET ISSUES

Last night the County Commissioners and School Board battled it out last night along with the community over the $35 million the school board wants to improve education.

The Mayor says no.

The Superintendent says yes.

The community is kind of split on whether taxes should be raised to cover the costs.

So, what is the answer to improving education without raising taxes?

Do you have the answer?

How would you feel about a new concept some schools are trying to get more money. Advertising in schools.

One school in Colorado signed a deal with the Colorado-based Education Funding Partners (EFP), a for-profit corporation, with a goal of bringing $100 million to major public school districts by 2015.

Advertising in schools is not a new concept and has been part of athletic facilities and school buses for years.

 

Here are some examples:

•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.

 

Why are advertisers doing this? Consumer advocates say marketers want to get in front of kids to build customers for life. Kids are especially vulnerable to persuasive advertising while they are still learning how to think critically.

  • SO HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF SOME COMPANY WAS TARGETING YOUR CHILD’S YOUNG MIND WITH IT’S SCHOOL ADVERTISING AND IT WAS A PRODUCT YOU DON’T APPROVE OF?
  • WHAT IS THE ANSWER TO IMPROVING EDUCATION? WILL MONEY SOLVE IT?
  • REMEMBER THE SAYING “MONEY CAN’T BUY HAPPINESS”, SO HOW CAN IT BUY A BETTER EDUCATION, RIGHT?