PETA Pitches Anti-Dissection Ads in Schools

PETA Ads on Lockers

EDU in Review just recently brought you the article about the Centennial School District in Minneapolis, Minnesota and their plans to review and vote on a proposal to sell advertising space on school lockers to generate money for the school system.

The history making decision is scheduled to be decided on November 1, 2010 and political activist group PETA has sent a letter to the school board’s office to submit an anti-dissection advertisement, now that they have learned of the school’s potential plan. Read the rest of this entry »

School Sells Advertising Space on Lockers to Make Money

Photo Credit: David Brewster for the Star Tribune

Photo Credit: David Brewster for the Star Tribune

In a time when schools are still facing harsh budget cuts and teachers are paying out of pocket for school supplies, it comes as no surprise that schools are shamelessly scrambling for money anywhere they can.

The most recent cash flow fundraiser comes from the St. Francis schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where for $190,000-$200,000 a year, advertisers can pay to have their advertisements wrapped on school lockers, according to the Star Tribune.

The nearby Centennial school district is also reviewing proposals this week to strike a deal with School Media, the company that produces the advertisement campaigns.

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Minneapolis, Seattle are the Nation’s Most Literate Metro Areas

Living in frigid Minneapolis is smarter than you might think.

Living in frigid Minneapolis is smarter than you might think.

On days where the high is two degrees below zero, I wonder why in the world I live in Minneapolis.  Then I remember that this is a great city with lots of great cultural resources and fun activities.

On top of this, I found out today that according to a recent report, the Minneapolis metro area is tied with Seattle for the distinction of most literate metropolitan area in the United States.

Minneapolis’ sister city, St. Paul, is ranked fourth on the list.  Since the Minneapolis-St. Paul area is really just one big metro area, that means that combined, our area is no doubt on top.  That’s something to think about the next time I’m huddling in front of the fireplace with a good book. Read the rest of this entry »


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