At this point we should all know that know that no one is safe from advertisers – not even school children. As more and more schools face crippling budget cuts, Miami-Dade has found a way to increase funding and maybe even save the environment.
They’re going as paperless as possible, opting for technology to replace paper and reduce administrative costs.
Additionally, they’ve announced the school board approved a motion to allow advertisers on campus. Proposals are already pouring in – including billboards and LCD screens displaying ads inside and outside of campus and sponsored cell phone recharging stations. Soon enough, their hallways will be lined with ads for MP3 players, tennis shoes and video games. Hopefully, administrators will have the wherewithal to reject ads for unhealthy teen-targeted products like fast-food and soda.
This isn’t an entirely new idea. A California teacher last year was selling ads on tests