No Ads on New York Public School Buses
The commercialization of our schools could get a lot worse in the coming months. The New York legislature is considering overturning a long-standing prohibition on advertising on school buses.
It’s terrible that schools today are struggling financially. But commercializing children’s education is not the answer. Advertising on school buses will exploit a captive audience of students, turn schools into endorsers of products that may be harmful to children, and could make the buses less safe--which is why the New York Association for Pupil Transportation opposes the legislation. In addition, schools that have experimented with school bus ads have found it hardly raises any money.
Please take a moment to tell the Chairs of the Assembly and Senate Education Committees, and your legislators, to vote "No" on A. 7701 & S. 3229.