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October 4th, 2010
05:13 PM ET

Ads on School Notices

Let's say your little brother comes home with a permission slip from school that your parents have to sign.  On the back of it are advertisements for local businesses.  What's your reaction?

Supporters of this idea say it's a good way for schools to raise much-needed funds, as the effects of the recession stick around.  But the critics' view is that it takes advantage of elementary school students, who'd be carrying the ads home on the back of their school notices.

Tell us what you think.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (973 Responses)
  1. amanda

    I think that it is a very good idea to raise money for schools, ecpesialy since a lot of schools are having money troubles right now any how, but still. I also think that they shouldnt have them on permision slips, instead they could just keep them on and around playing feilds.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
    • Aleksandra

      I think it's alright. We see adds everyday. So I guess it could be a good thing...

      October 25, 2010 at 11:03 am |
    • Michael

      I think that it's a great idea and this is because funds are very well needed at school. I hate it when they try to play it off like "think of the children" well first off do you honestly think that your first grader actually looks at his sheet and feels used? No he's not gonna care if it says go buy this or tha. You know what will effect him? If he has to get to small portions of food at school, he's gonna care if he can't get on the bus because the schoole cant pay for them, he'll have a bad future if the school cant pay for modern text books or the right utilitys. So sorry if he needs to have a few picture of advertisements to get all that.

      October 25, 2010 at 11:08 am |
  2. Fiona

    I say why not. If it helps us not to have to pay for the bus then I do not see the problem. But, if it's for the school getting extra money then no. They should also pick the adds that go on the form so that there is not one for such as: "Don't commite suicide" or "$5 off" at the local beer store. But, if it's for "come to (blank) for school supplies" or "25 cents off ( food) at (blank)". Then it's saving us money we need to remember that. You can always throw away the adds or cupons.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
    • Ashley

      I think it's a good idea as long as the ads are appropriate for kids and they are not going too
      overboard with ads. This will also have better founding for schools and. Then kids won't have to go door to door selling for foundraisers.

      October 25, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  3. Erin

    I think it is an okay idea to advertise local bussinesses at school as long as it does not go to far or disrupt the learning environment.

    October 4, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  4. John

    I say that it would be a good and a bad idea. It would be good because the school could earn some extra cash for things that are needed. It would also be bad because your making a little kid be your bill board.

    October 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm |
  5. Marcy

    I think that there is really no problem with ads being on the back of school notices as long as they are harmless ads and not anything bad, like alcohol ads, or have any profanity on them that could poison the young childrens minds.

    October 4, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  6. Nicole

    This is a good way to raise school funds. It's better than paying $400 dollars per kid for bus service every year. It also takes away from the money parents have to put into their child's public school education. The school, the companies with the advertisements, and you, all have a small economic advantage with these advertisements on elementary school notices.

    October 4, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  7. Alex

    It doesn't if the businesses are advertising or not advertising – it depends on the type of businesses. If a nonprofit organization is advertising for a good and humane purpose, then let it be. If an orginization is advertising to make money, then it's a no-no.

    October 4, 2010 at 8:38 pm |
  8. Jun

    Well, for me, I think it's a good idea because in this way, schools can raise much-needed funds which can be used to promote the basic equipment in school and to support the student union, which can organize different kinds of activities, thus enriching students' daily school lives.

    October 4, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  9. Kyra

    They Shoudn't. It's like me calling you every second of they day saying hay buy this, this needs funds or, come to this concert. Wierd Right.

    October 4, 2010 at 8:58 pm |
  10. Mary

    Well, I don't know about you, but if I opened my report card and found a McDonald's ad on the back, it would be pretty strange. I'm not really sure how this is going to benefit anyone.

    October 4, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  11. Andrew

    I think that this is a great idea. The business would have to pay the school to advertise so the school could gain money to spend on important things like textbooks and desks.

    October 4, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  12. Blake

    I think this is a bad idea because the school has to waste money printing all of the advertisements and nobody would even read them.

    October 4, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  13. Andrew

    I think this is a great idea because each group would gain from it. The business would pay the school for the advertisement and the people would go to the company and buy stuff. I can't believe schools did not think of this idea a long time ago.

    October 4, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  14. Jay

    My school has already done a form of this with our agendas, if schools need money this is a great way to do it.

    October 4, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  15. Angie

    Why is this such a big deal? If you don't like the advertisment so much, then draw a big "X" across the page with a sharpie marker and ignore it. Sign the paper and get it outta your sight. I seriously doubt anyone is going to make a big deal out of this. As long as the content is appropriate, I don't see any problem with this whole advertising thing. My cousin cousin can bring home a permission slip with a "Pillow Pet" advertisment on it and we just found the perfect gift for his birthday 🙂

    October 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  16. Jon

    I think it is wrong to have the ads because they take advantage of them and nobody is going to take their child everywhere just because they see it on an ad on the back

    October 4, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  17. alex

    if the school needs the money that bad then let them do it but i just think that its basically using the kids as walking ads and that's wrong the bus should b something that they don't have to pay for or anything it should be free and some kids need that bus and with them using ads i don't know how to react because my school doesn't use buses

    October 4, 2010 at 11:01 pm |
  18. Anna

    I think that schools should not put ads on childrens papers. Think about it why should schools put ads for local stores? The kids may think so much about the ad they may forget about the actual mean of the paper.
    I wouldn't want that at my school!

    October 4, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  19. Aiden

    I think the critics are right and that it is taking advantage of the students. If I were to be the parent, I would be shocked.

    October 4, 2010 at 11:34 pm |
  20. haley

    That is a good idea, but kids will start annoying there parents by begging them to go places that are kid-friendly that are advertized on them. I love the ads they give me great ideas but I would never want to read them if they were on my report card this semester!

    October 4, 2010 at 11:40 pm |
  21. Mike

    I think this is a great idea. Ads do not hurt much anyways, they are all over the place.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:33 am |
  22. jessie

    i think it is a good idea, but it just depends on what they are advertising

    October 5, 2010 at 2:14 am |
  23. Jimi

    If my younger sibling brought home advertisement on the back of a school notice form, I would find them extremely distracting and uncalled for.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:13 am |
  24. Jimi

    If my younger sibling brought home advertisement on the back of a school notice form, I would find them extremely distracting and uncalled for. It is very unnerving that this government has to sink to a cheap and unnecessary level.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:19 am |
  25. Samuel

    He would ask me or my parents to buy it or go there we would see what it was and probably tell him no. But it could be a really good deal or a really cool place we never heard of, so it wouldn't hurt but my brother would need to learn to stop asking!

    October 5, 2010 at 6:49 am |
  26. cedric

    i think that it is good to use the students to advertise but parents would not see it that way

    October 5, 2010 at 7:14 am |
  27. ryley

    i think it is a good way to make money for trips and food. the schools are not getting money so they need money and we need to learn

    October 5, 2010 at 7:18 am |
  28. Braden

    Why would you spend money on advertising on important school papers? You could be spending money on billboards and other big forms of advertising instead of papers that usually get thrown out after they are used.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:48 am |
  29. Christine

    i think it's a good way to raise money instead of just asking for it by having kids go door to door selling stuff. it's just better just to put ads on the back because it could be something they buy from daily.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:54 am |
  30. Alexa

    I think it is a good idea. Local businesses will get more businesses from people. And the schools can raise more money.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:08 am |
  31. Alyssa

    I think that this idea could help with money for both the schools and the parents.I also think that it is not using the students but it is helping the students because it helps there school.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:08 am |
  32. Aliyah

    I think that they shouldn't do that cause some parents can take that the wrong way and then things will happen that the school didn't mean to happen. They should just send home another paper that has advertisement on. I don't think they should cause that is taking advantage of the kids and the schools shouldn't do that.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:09 am |
  33. Thomas

    I thinks its a good thing.It can make other businesses much more money

    October 5, 2010 at 8:09 am |
  34. Jamie

    I think the advertisements on school notices is ridiculous. I feel like the school is trying to raise money for the business and not their selves. At this point, they are taking advantage and I would convince my parents to switch schools.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:09 am |
  35. Darvion

    If my little brother came home with an advertisement on the back of papers that parents have to sign is great

    October 5, 2010 at 8:09 am |
  36. Bryce

    i would not care it can make the school money and if you need what the ad is advertising then buy it they are not making us buy it if we do not need it

    October 5, 2010 at 8:09 am |
  37. Jordan

    I don't think that anybody would really notice the ads, people really only focus on what the permission slips are for.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  38. Kamryn

    I think its a good idea but it just might be a little to much for little kids. Parents might not even notice that it is there, if they do notice it most parents will probably ignore it.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  39. Morgan

    I think advertisements are a bad idea because that would take advantage of the kids.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  40. Anonymous

    It depends on the ad because some ads would take advantage of the children. Macy

    October 5, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  41. Summer

    I don't think they should do it cause they have advertisement every where now so if they want better advertisement they should just put it on the schools websites kids just throw away papers anyway usually.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  42. Trevon

    I think that the schools are taking advantage of the schools. The advertisement is just for the schools. If the schools need advertisement they should do it themselves.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  43. cat

    what the heck. have we really come to the point where first graders or kindergarteners have to advertise businesses that they don't even understand. Frankly i dont see the point. and the handouts are most likely to go in the trash when they get home anyway so why bother?

    October 5, 2010 at 8:11 am |
  44. Katlyn

    I think It would be a good idea because it raises money for the school. I also think it could take advantage of kids in lower grades but kids in middle school or high school it wouldn't be because they won't go home and ask to the places on the back of the paper.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:11 am |
  45. Matt

    I wouldent care because who reads the back of the permission slip

    October 5, 2010 at 8:11 am |
  46. Jayde

    I think that my reaction would be that it would be a bad idea because it is taking advantage of kids because they are just putting advertisement on the back of the paper so your parents could see them and go to the places instead of caring about what their child has to do with in school. I think that they should just have the blank paper with what they have to sign instead of advertising a bunch of stuff that is not needed.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:11 am |
  47. BJ

    The thing is bad because no one reads the back of a paper so the advertisements are wasteless.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:12 am |
  48. Allison

    I think that this is a good idea to advertise on the back of papers but the kids might bug their parents to go to the places being advertised everday.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:12 am |
  49. Jamie

    I think putting advertisements on school notices is ridiculous. The school should be advertising about them selves, not other businesses. At this point, I would be convincing my parents to switch schools because I wouldn't want to go to a school that doesn't support their selves.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:15 am |
  50. Brandon

    I really wouldn't mind if it happened. Because it's a way to get the school more money. If they advertise they'll get money so I think it would help the school.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:28 am |
  51. Austin

    I think it is a good way for schools to make money in the tuff times it good for the community and it helps out communities that are doing poorly like stores or markets.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  52. cody#23

    I think that the school is making money from sponsoring and also I think that most of the kids wont really care much its more of the parents not wanting the kids to go to these places

    October 5, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  53. Jake

    From a parents point of view, i don't think it would impact very much. You could ignore it and the school would still get money, but then again, some parents may view these ads as businesses to decline going to. It would get the school money, but it might agitate some parents and families.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  54. Paul

    I think its a really stupid idea, yeah it could raise money for schools, but kids in elementary schools don't need to be put into this kind of situation where they should be advertising things like Mcdonald's or Burger king, they might as well iron it into they're clothes and hold signs that say come get our burgers. Honestly this is stupid, it just shows what is happening to humanity.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  55. Justin

    I personally wouldn't care if there were ads on my brothers notices. If it can raise funds then they should do it.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:30 am |
  56. Zoey

    I don't think it would be that big of a deal if it has an ad on the back. If the school needs money, it's a good way to get it, and it's not doing any harm on the back of a paper.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:30 am |
  57. Maggie

    I think that its okay to have advertisements on the back of permission slips because its really not that big of a deal. its a good way for the school to make money.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:30 am |
  58. Meghan

    I think that it would be kind of a good idea to have some advertising because it would help the school raise money, but they shouldn't 'over' do it.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:30 am |
  59. Tyler

    I wouldn't really care it's just more writing on a piece of paper

    October 5, 2010 at 8:30 am |
  60. BRYAN

    i think it is a good idea, but i think it would be better if it was just locally owned businesses that advertised because it would help the school but also help the community.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:30 am |
  61. Courtney

    I personally don't think thats ok. Advertising is ok to an extent, putting it on a little kids paper that he/she is bringing home from school, in my eyes, isn't right. It might make the kid feel like its being taken advantage of, maybe being forced to like this store/company/thing. It's not ok.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:31 am |
  62. Nathan

    I believe that I wouldn't mind because schools need money and without money kids can't go to school and get good jobs in the future. The important thing is that the kids are getting an education. Ads are a small price to pay when you look at the big picture.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:31 am |
  63. Jake

    I think that the media is taking ad campaigns a little bit too far. It's good for raising money, but it's definitely exploiting kids. We need to find another solution.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:31 am |
  64. Kacie

    I don't think it would be a huge deal. But my little brother and my friends little sister try to go anywhere they can that they hear about or read about on television or in magazines and on flyers. So it might be a big deal for those parents that have kids like my brother and my friends little sister.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:31 am |
  65. Carlos

    As long as they don't advertise things that the child would want, but doesn't need. Ads for items like school supplies, or appropriate items the parent might want. I don't see a problem with it.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:32 am |
  66. Nicole

    I don't think is right for the school to put advertisements on the back of school notices. This can take advantage of the elementary students. I think the school notices should just have the information that involves the school.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:32 am |
  67. Sam

    I think that if my little bro came home with a permission slip with a ad on it I would question it a little bit but I dont think its a bad idea. Schools need the money and that's what their trying to do. Kids don't really care whats on the back of there paper as long as they get the paper signed or get the paper in. Its a good idea to get money in schools and it works.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:32 am |
  68. Lucy

    I think that is a good way to advertise. The more they can get word around about a business, the more service they'll get and money they will receive. It may be taking advantage of the students but it is a good way to take an advantage of them, and would help people with jobs and the business with money.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:32 am |
  69. nolan

    its not right the companies that advertise on student news channels it should be illegal because its taking advantage of students and there parents money that they worked hard for so i vote to make sure that advertisement is not allowed

    October 5, 2010 at 8:33 am |
  70. Ethan

    I think that it is a good idea sooooo kids can know what the real world feels like!

    October 5, 2010 at 8:34 am |
  71. Trey C.

    This is perfectly fine, and should be for anybody that supports the school system. Why should it matter if buisnesses want to pay money to support the school system if the only change is an advertisement on a syllabus. Some people need to accept change for the better good.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:45 am |
  72. Jordyn

    I think this shouldn't be allowed! School is supposed to be a place of learning, not an advertising outlet. Kids are already seeing so many commercials, and being inflicted by them so much, that school should be left alone.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  73. Meredith

    well i think that it is a very good way for a school system to make money. I do not think that they are taking advantage of these kids,because the economy is hitting everybody

    October 5, 2010 at 8:57 am |
  74. sadie

    I think that it is using the students to help make a profit they should get up and do it themself

    October 5, 2010 at 9:06 am |
  75. Ashley

    I think it's a good idea. It's the family's decision on whether they want to pay attention to the advertisements or not. Who knows, it might come in handy! It could also conserve paper, because instead of having to print separate ad papers, it can be printed on the back of school handouts.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:12 am |
  76. Kyle

    Our classroom had a discussion about this topic. We are split about 50/50 – some think it is okay to send ads – after all the school needs the money. However, the other half thinks it is exploitation of little kids. Thanks from East Moline, IL!

    October 5, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  77. david

    no I THINK IT'S FINE.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  78. Anna

    I don't think puting ads on the back of school notices is necasary.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  79. Kaylee

    My reaction, well it's just another way to advertise. When parents see these things they aren't tempted to go there, but the kids see it,and they beg to go there! Of course, they'll probably bring them there to make be quite. If I was a parent I so would bring them, my reaction well, for now, it's good advertisement.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  80. braeden

    i hope ads do not come on the sheets that come home with me.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  81. Jacob

    If my younger brother brought one of these home i would help advertise them cause it just a advertisement.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  82. Rachel

    I think people ill be hurt and mad about the ads, because some grown ups will not want to buy something from a place that might not take the ads and you pay more money. So, I think they shouid not send out ads that maybe over due on the date or have no value.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  83. Misty

    If my sibling came home with ads on the back of their permission slip, I would probably just laugh. (I'm sure my mom would, too!) I don't really see what the big deal is. If the parents would parent their children properly, the kids would understand that they don't always get what they want, and then they wouldn't pester their parents so much. I don't think I ever pestered my parents for anything when I was younger. I knew that it was pointless. So if the school wants to raise money by putting ads on the backs of things, let them do it. It's the parent's fault if their kids act up because of it.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:37 am |
  84. Nell

    I think they should send out ads 'cause it's a good way to raise money. If it's just local businesses it can't hurt. The local businesses can't advertisements and the school gets money without the kids having to go out and sell things (magazines, chocolate, bake sales etc.).

    October 5, 2010 at 9:40 am |
  85. Brad

    If my little brother came home with an ad on the back of his permission slip, we would think this is not acceptable. The advertisers are using the kids to get customers and being used is not cool. Schools should be separate from businesses.
    Kids see advertising all of the time, they should be free of it in their schools.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  86. Sammy

    I think this is taking advantages of kids. The companies are turning kids into salesmen/women. I would only let this happen if there are good businesses on the back, like places that you can go to help with your schoolwork, or places you can go to get fit.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  87. AARON

    i think that is way to help out schools earn up money for the students supplies or to help make the schools background look better.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:00 am |
  88. Kirsten

    I don't think that they should be putting ads on the back of permission slips. It is making the parents feel guilty about it; making them think that they have to go to that store or shop? Also the kids aren't even keep the paper they are giving it right back to the teachers. There really is not point in giving the children the ads.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:01 am |
  89. rich

    why do i think that these businesses will have to raise their prices to pay for the ads so we, the public, will be paying for it anyway.

    therefore, i think the ads won't help.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:01 am |
  90. Molly

    I don't think this is the worst thing they can do to make money. Sure, its annoying to have ads on everything you get from your school, but if you ask parents if they would rather have ads on school forms OR pay the amount of money a month the ads bring in, what do you think they'll say? I think I know.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  91. Alec

    Ads Are a great way to raise money for our schools if they're already in our year books why not anywere else? kids see ads on t.v. all the time so many ads that they dont realy pay attention, the ads wil probably be aimed at parents and what kid reads those anyway?

    October 5, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  92. AARON

    putting ads on school papers is a good way to help our schools get more materials and to help our schools look better.i think it isn't an advantage to to do that because it will help our schools,well that's only my opinion.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  93. matthew

    I think that they should not send ads home with kids becaus they are just useing them.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  94. fausto

    the schools are doing a good thing for the business but I think that is just wrong the business should just send there advisement by mail and yeah I think they are being used.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  95. Katiana

    .....I think that putting ads on permission slips, and other school papers is ridiculous. The ads take up a lot of space on paper that you might need. When you use a piece and you don't need it, you should be able to recycle it. then you could probably use that for ads.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  96. nathan

    i think that kids are just being taking advantage of. when they get home they'll just wait untill they're parents come home and keep bugging them to go to the stores. if they want more money they could just raise the cost of feild trips some or raise the price of lunch.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  97. Gabrielle

    i think avertisement on the back of a sign paper is a good idea because there making money ans maybe sometimes parents would ike to by something from that acdvertrisement. there for i think it is a good idea

    October 5, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  98. Tim

    I think they should use advertisements to make money to get books for the school

    October 5, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  99. Athena

    I think this is a bad idea. Students would bring home notes with advertisments on the back and they wouldn't know what the ad's are, Its a waste of ink which means the school wastes money and time buying more. i say don't do put ad's on the back of school notes that get sent home with students. In all its just not a good idea.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:21 am |
  100. isaias

    I think this is usless and parents whould sometimesa see the back. Advetisers do save paper by putting it on 1 sheet of paper instead of 2 but i still think this is a bad idea.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:23 am |
  101. julia

    No because the schools are taking advantage of the students.And most of the time parents don't take time to look at their child's papers.How do we know if the princiapl isn't spending the money on himself

    October 5, 2010 at 10:25 am |
  102. Kellen

    I believe that the idea is great way for schools to raise money, in the long run it will help the parents of the children.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  103. Robert

    This is a easy and cheap way for schools to make funds. With the recession that we are in, schools could use anyway to make a little extra money.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:33 am |
  104. Carson

    I think that this is a great idea. It is a good and easy way to raise money that schools need. It is all up to the parents on how they handle these ads.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:33 am |
  105. Jordan

    I think it's going to backfire on the businesses. The parents are going to see the ads as a way of taking advantage of their kids and using them as couriers to help them get publicity.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:33 am |
  106. Felipe

    i think this is an excellent idea! schools need money and this is a good way for them to get it!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:35 am |
  107. Blake

    Its split. It would be kind of interesting to see all the adds on the back but at the same time, big companies are taking advantage of say an 8 year old boy who has no clue. Which in my opinion, not cool

    October 5, 2010 at 10:39 am |
  108. Maurice

    Its all right with me.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:44 am |
  109. kaleb

    I believe that it is wrong to put ads on school notices no matter how low on funds the school may be.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:45 am |
  110. adam

    it is a bad idea to have ads on school papers

    October 5, 2010 at 10:45 am |
  111. Nick

    i think that is good idea because it could lower taxes or keep them level. also its a good idea for the economy.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  112. dean

    I think that puting AD's on school bus's and kids papers to bring home is a great way to make money because if schools dont have enought money to have kids to come to schools or school supplies for u to work at school. It's just like fun raseing.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  113. Tori

    I think it's a bad idea because it will take away from the actual stores if they are in the town with the school. But if it helped keep taxes down then they should have some ads and not on every notice and just some notices.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  114. cru

    This kind of situation i would to believe that businesses could put advertisments its just the matter of who would go to those businesses

    October 5, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  115. Jacob

    No, it will backlash as I know many people feel the taxes will not cease, and that the subject is exploiting children. It will not work.....

    October 5, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  116. Joey

    My reaction would be appalled. I don't think it's wise to have students bring home papers with advertisements on it. We have enough advertising on the t.v. and the computer.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  117. scarlett

    its a good idea because it keeps taxes down

    October 5, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  118. Fisher

    I think that the ads are a great idea. It helps buisnesses get more employees and it could also lower unemployment.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  119. Joey

    I think it would be good for the businesses and schools because the schools would be funded and get extra money for things like new books, supplies and technology.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  120. arthur

    I don't has a know, but i think that schools should do different things to gain money.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  121. Brian

    Its a good idea because it keeps taxes down.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  122. scarlett

    whe worst bullying is physical bullying because its dangerous and people can die its not very good to bully

    October 5, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  123. Cristina

    It's a good idea becuase it keeps taxes down, and helps buisnesses and schools. Buisnesses will make more money and schools will to. Which is why this is good idea as long as the buisnesses sell appropiate stuff.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  124. Joey

    The problem with having advertisements on the backs of permission slips is that it's not necessary. Have fundraisers and different events instead. That way, you can raise the money on your own and you don't need help from local businesses.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  125. Emma

    No, its not a good idea because it could backlash very badly. I dont like when there are even ads in the news paper, like defintily wouldn't like it if they were in my school.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  126. shawn

    I'm not sure cause if we do it then taxes may stay the same or rise less and might backlash later at us. There could be argument about money with business .If we don't do it there will be protest for taxes could happen taxes will rise and most business will be angry with the school probly won't want to give them for food or supplies

    October 5, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  127. Joey

    I would say it depends on what the advertisements are. If they are advertising for charitys and different events that help raise money for the needy, that would be different.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  128. Conner

    Any way a schools can receive much needed funds in a cheap and easy way. This is a good idea and all schools should start to apply it into their system

    October 5, 2010 at 11:01 am |
  129. Jayla

    I think that advertising is great but only for certain things like (charity , or fun raising). I think advertising is for uses like if someone has a product that they want you to buy so they will have to have to presuade you to buy the product.
    If they want you to buy the product then they have to invent a poster,commercial,or put the advertisiment in the newspaper.That's why I think advertising is excellent for schools

    October 5, 2010 at 11:06 am |
  130. Landy

    I think it's a great idea for the schools to raise money for education materials and school supplies. Also a good way for the schools to get out some of the local businesses around their area.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:07 am |
  131. TJ

    Ads on the back of school papers can help and hurt the school. Using ads helps the school make money, but no school should ever be so poor that they have to raise money for the education plans.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:08 am |
  132. Patrick

    I wouldn't like it if my little sister came home with ads on one of her papers

    October 5, 2010 at 11:09 am |
  133. Matthew

    I think it is a great idea, schools can make a lot of money this way. And you can find more local businesses around your house.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:11 am |
  134. Justin

    I think that putting ad's on the back of papers, because it can encourage kids to go to these places, causing the parents to have to put out the money for them.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  135. Neece

    i think school's should use advertising.I think they should send notes home's.They should let perents no what they teacher give stundents and what work they doin.So i think they shouls use advertising

    October 5, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  136. Katia

    I think that business are doing both. They are helping with paper but they are kind of taking advantage. Putting a ads on the back will tell kids to go to that place. But this is saving schools a lot of money.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:13 am |
  137. Dylan

    That it is a good idea an that it can help the area getting money for them to do stuff

    October 5, 2010 at 11:13 am |
  138. matthew

    I think it's a good idea to allow ads on the back of school notices. because the school can get money from it and the companies get more business. And so it would be a great idea to do so.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:14 am |
  139. Bex

    If its helping the school in the recession get what it needs why not? Everyone is in a crunch right now and more and more school budgets are having to cut out important things. If a small local advertisement means getting a set of new classroom books, where is the harm in that?

    October 5, 2010 at 11:14 am |
  140. Zach

    I think this is good because local businesses might get more customers and it will help the economy

    October 5, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  141. Micaela

    I am in the middle on this. It is good to promote business but I would be upset if they used my brother and his educate like that.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  142. Shyan

    I don't think this is such a good idea. This is getting the kids involved in what should only be the school administrator and the parents. This is also a good idea because now the students can get involved and help the school in any way that they can. The parents will now know what kind of activities are going on at and for the school.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:19 am |
  143. Victoria

    i say that the idea of having advertisements put on the back of school hand outs isn't a good idea , for the fact that the advertisements will detract from the actual purpose of the hand out whatever that may be. If they must give out something listening advertisements then put them on their own separate hand out .

    October 5, 2010 at 11:19 am |
  144. storm

    I do not think there should be adds on the back of papers. If you put that on the back of papers than that would just be taking adantage of the kids. They should think a lot longer on it and make their decision.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  145. Morgan

    I feel that it's wrong do send home avertisments there on everyday things sending them home from school is not gonna work...they already have fundrasers what more can kids give?

    October 5, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  146. andy

    i really wouldn't mind because if schools needed the money it would be a great way to raise money for our education and plus if the schools were taking advantage it wouldn't be like they are hurting the kids from elementary

    October 5, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  147. Sierra

    I believe that schools should be able to put ads on the back of their paper work. I also think that every ad on there should be a school-related ad. So maybe a school supply ad or healthy food store ad. I do not think that the schools should put on ads for Toys R Us because the kids will be more interested in the toys.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  148. Her

    I think it's fine for them to put advertisements on kid's permission slips! The parents don't have to pay if they don't want to, and they know that. Schools need as much money as they can get

    October 5, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  149. Drew

    I think that putting ads on students hand out and permission slips is a bad thing its a way of exploiting children but i also thing it is a goo way to get the schools more money.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  150. Heather

    I think this is a great way for schools to make some more money. Who cares if businesses want to PAY the SCHOOL to print ads on the back of notices? Restaurants do it on the placemats...what's so different? All the schools can use more money. This will give them the chance.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  151. Giselle

    I think that ads may be a good idea. Although it does make your sibling come home whining about some new thing he or she wants, it may be a good way to teach them self restraint. It also makes badly needed money for the schools.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  152. Kendall

    I feel that putting advertisements on the back of school forms is not that big a deal. There is no force to buy or even look at the object that is being sold. The problem with this is that it could lead to bigger things in the school being used for advertisements. If this were to happen, then the school would look desperate which is not good.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  153. Theodore

    I think that they shouldn't do it because during that age group is when they are most likely to develop brand loyalties. If they continue to bombard our brains with ads while we are young we will become mindless machines, only taught to buy things from specific brands.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  154. Miranda

    My reaction towards this happening would be that I think its not a bad idea. Having these ads is the same as having ads on television and on the radio. When students do bring this home it does not FORCE you to go buy something or go to that place. Parents may be persuaded by these because of some suggestions on places to go but it is not any different then the ads in the newspaper. It is just another way that the school can raise money.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  155. Katie

    It's the parents' choice what they buy. Just because little Bobby brought home an advertisement on the back of his permission slip does not mean his parents will start buying the product, even if Bobby pesters them. Personally, I know my parents wouldn't even notice or care if the ads were there. It's a good source of income for the school, and I think it's a good idea!

    October 5, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  156. Sierra

    I feel that putting ads on permission slips and other notices isn't that bad. Ads aren't forcing you to buy the object, they're doing their job and trying to sell their product. Maybe they shouldn't put the ads on elementary school's papers, but I think middle schoolers and high schoolers are old enough to know to not be influenced by the ads. And if these ads can get schools the money they need, why wouldn't you do it?

    October 5, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  157. Elizabeth

    I would be fine with having ads on the back of a paper. I think that it is a good idea on how to get money for the school. I don't think that there should be allowed to be more than 3 ads per paper though. This is a limit and will hopefully make it so it does not get out of hand. This is what I think about having ads on school papers.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  158. Nala

    I think that the school should be able to decide if they should have the advertisements, if they need the money for their school and they're out of options then I think they should be able to advertise to help their school. However I also see the other side of things, school is one of the only places people aren't always trying to get you to buy something. I don't think that should change, children get influenced by ads because they think if they buy something, or go somewhere that will make them cooler, and decisions kids make now about things they buy will effect them in the future, so you should be careful what you're advertising to young kids.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  159. Erik

    I think that having ads on the back of notices is good idea. Its a good way to raise a lot of money without sacrificing a whole lot. If parents don't want to see the ads then they just done have to turn the papers over, or maybe they would rather pay $500 for your kids to ride the bus?

    October 5, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  160. will

    I think the ads on the back of notices that go home is a good thing and a great way to make money. I think getting money from businesses is better then taxing the parents.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  161. Taylor

    I think that having ads on the back of school notices could be a very good idea. Schools need money. We can't keep cutting extracuricural activities. Schools need supplies, and teachers can't keep cutting into their own budgets. If the Ads are appropriate for young children then why not have them on the back of notices?

    October 5, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  162. Oscar

    that's a good idea cause that can help the education of your child and new places to go on a Friday night or were to buy certain staff you might need.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  163. Darren

    I think it's a good idea because they advertise their business and they save paper for advertisements of the businesses. Adding them to the back of the school notices is a good way to help the schools raise money. It is using the school but it's for a good reason so why wouldn't they put them there. And it's a way to let the parents know what kinds of businesses are in their town.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  164. Abby

    The Recessions affect is still here and the schools need the extra funds. Allowing local businesses to advertise on the back of students' papers is a great way to raise the much needed extra funds.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  165. Keaton

    I think it is a good idea because it would help community businesses and possibly make the economy better. Also it would be good for the schools to get money for supplies. Also it would help save paper and be good advertisement. I also think parents would get mad at our schools and businesses for advertising on some important papers.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:58 am |
  166. Cassie

    It may not be the best approach to raising money, but it will raise money. It can help education, and it is not like it is taped to the back of the children. It is just on the back of their papers to take home. I don't think they are being taken advantage of. The critics are overreacting to an idea that wont really hurt anyone.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
  167. michael

    i don't think they should be using kids for marketing, the school would not even need to do this if they quit buying things they don't need a book is just as good as a computer.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  168. Silviano

    I will take it like somebody trying to get more people in a restraunt to buy more and to more money for something they need like to pay taxes and other important stuff.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:04 pm |
  169. Jonathan

    I think it would be a great idea for the school and business to have a mutual relationship . That would mean more money for the school and more advertisement for the business and less paper usage. It would also mean more money for the local economy so the schools wouldn't have to use as much of tax payers money for supply's. The down side that parents might get mad at the school and business for advertising.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  170. Amber

    I think It is Hard enough for people in this economy. No one will go for it, it is a waste of time and a waste of money, if anything they would be losing money. It is just another way to get at parents, It is not okay.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
  171. Tyrone

    Coupons for free Twinkies would be AWESOME just like Fridays are on CNN STUDENT NEWS!!!!

    October 5, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
  172. Taylor

    I think that ads on the back of permission slips and papers that kids take home are just a distraction to the kids that take them home, especially the little kids because if the kids see something they like they will not worry about there homework they will go straight home and try to convince there parents to take them somewhere.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  173. austin

    if a buissness might be low on money so to spread there product they would make an ad and ask a school to advertise on of there products on a school newsletter or on the side of a bus

    October 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  174. Mr. Vening

    Our public school system is a multi-million dollar business running on a mom & pop store budget. I think the idea of ads on school notices is a great idea. Take some of the cost off the tax payers and the parents.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  175. Bae

    hi, i`m from south korea. that is a normal fact in this place.
    anywhere, in middle school, in high school...

    i should like to say taht must do because it correctly provide information to your intention.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  176. Mr. Kemper's class

    Danny-I think students are being used because they aren't sure what they are bringing home.
    Mia- I think it is a good idea so students will know where to go to get things they want.
    Kaelan- i think it is not good because it may go against family values.
    Lily- it's a good idea to raise money for the school, but torture for the parents who have to listen to kids beg.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  177. bill

    yes.....

    October 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
  178. Dakota

    I think that schools shouldn't take advantage of there students, no matter how old they are. I think that if the schools are doing this they need to stop!

    October 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
  179. Oliver

    I think that they should not put adds on back on school papers because its cheap and tacky.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  180. CHRIS

    MY DAUGHTER GOES TO A CHARTER SCHOOL AND IS BULLIED, i DISCUSS HOW TO COPE AND TELL HER HOW GREATE SHE IS.iT DOESNT MATTER THAT THESE KIDS ARE NERDS SHE DOESNT LIKE BEING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PECKING ORDER.KIDS ANE SNEAKY AND SAY MEAN THING AND ARE NOT HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  181. Adam

    I think that adds on the back of school handouts are a great idea as long as the companies have to pay the school for add space. After the recession, it isn't just business that is hurting. Schools need money to hire teachers, get supplies, and provide students with a proper education. If the adds help schools get money, they are a great thing.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  182. colby

    I don't really thinks it makes a difference so yah

    October 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  183. CHY

    I think it's fine, it helps businesses.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  184. Max

    I think that this is a good idea. Our school doesn't have a good way to make money and I think this would work. Some parents might not approve of this, but I would like to see what their idea is.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  185. THATCHER

    I think that this is perfectly fine. Schools should be allowed to fundraise. It is exactly the same as have a sponsor's name on a shirt or skis. If businesses that have ads were thought of as people who take advantage of people, then no business would even thrive.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  186. Eric

    I believe that ads on the backside of forms is a good idea. This would be a great way for schools to raise money, and it would improve business for local businesses.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  187. James

    I think ads on school notices is not a bad idea. But if whoever rights the article puts something people might not approve of it could offend them.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  188. Taylor

    I think that the school should not get to the parents for money for them. If the student sees something that they really want they go pester the parents to buy it. On the other side maybe the parent needed something in that ad and goes out and buys it.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  189. Alie

    I don't think ads on school notices are a very good thing because it seems like businesses are taking advantage of kids. I say that because school notices should have to do with the school and businesses shouldn't put their ads on the school notices.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  190. Chris

    It will help the school make more money.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  191. Gullette's class

    We are for the idea of adds being placed on the back of school notices because it will help our school pay for more school supplies and help us get a better education.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  192. Kylie

    I do not think there should be business ads on the back of school notices because it takes advantage of the students for sure, its like if you wear a shirt that says coca cola on it all your doing is representing the company.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm |
  193. Brooks

    I believe that this could be a good idea. I think that in order for it to work students should be thought advertising techniques, so that they can recognize the stereotypes associated to advertising. Also, they would be able to dissect, and ignore advertising which is a very good lesson for young kids to learn.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm |
  194. Emma

    I think it would be a good idea to raise needed funds by using ads. I don't see anything wrong with that. We see ads all the time out of school, so it doesn't seem like a huge problem.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm |
  195. Macy

    I don't think that there should be ads on school notices because it takes advantage of kids. I think businesses should find different ways to advertise for their business because children might want to use the business. The business could be something the parents don't want to use.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm |
  196. Ali

    I don' t really think this is a problem because you don't even have to look at the back. If you do decide to look then it would be good for the business.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  197. stone

    why dont they put cupons instead of ads it would be more useful to parents.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm |
  198. Noelia

    I think bullying should be stoped because little inasent children are killing them self just because the way they are and dont deserve to suffer

    October 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm |
  199. Morgan

    Why would you use adds cause then most parents in my opinion would just flip the paper over and put it right back down..
    instead use something useful like coupons or something of that sort....

    October 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm |
  200. Tori

    I would ignore it, but I've been taught about ads, how they work, what type of ad, etc., but my school learns that in sixth grade! And even though we have been taught to ignore the ads, we still memorize the catchy jingles, and joke about buying pillow pets™ or fushigi™! Younger students will ask their parents for the items constantly, and it will make stressed parents annoyed, if not angry! I think this is a very bad idea.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  201. Cole

    there's no reson to pay four hundreded dollers for a plase we dont want to be

    October 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  202. Brian

    I think that in stead of sending adds home with little kids they sould at least maby send cubons

    October 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  203. mack

    it some times good

    October 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm |
  204. Alexis

    I wouldn't think its right if my brother came home with an advertisment on the back of a paper. Its school, not a place to try to advertise, so I dont think that advertisment should be on the back of papers, flyers, etc.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm |
  205. Omar

    having advertisements on the back of children's new letters is a bit over the top there are other ways to make money such as fund raisers that could help with life skills.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  206. shawn

    I don't think that they should use the kids like that as there little advetising pet. Its just wrong!

    October 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  207. teresa

    i think it's a good way to make money, i guess?
    but i don't understand why it's really necessary to do.
    if parents really wanted to see ad's they would buy a
    new paper. i don't think it's really gonna matter to anyone
    all that much. it would be like using scrap paper to print on,
    to send home some type of notice. it just makes the school
    look really cheap.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  208. Bailey

    Well, I think that it could help schools get more money. I would say thats weird but then think about how it will help our fellow schools.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  209. Donovan

    its just plane bad news like the food inderstrys trying to get the kids to eat moore wen pepole are figthing the battle of obeasity.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  210. Donald

    Depending on what school you go to it could be a good idea to advertise one's business. Dominoes, McDonald's, and all the other popular fast food restaurants who be the one's to put their ads on back of paper's. I don't think that business should do such a think, one it takes away time and effort toward schools. Such as getting prepared for the FCAT. Second reason is it really doesn't concern with school benefits. So "NO" its not a good idea for school's to advertise other people's business.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  211. ray

    bullying is stupid because u should'nt treat people the way u want to be treated

    October 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  212. brady

    put coupons on the back of the papers

    October 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  213. ROBERT

    If there advertising to make money they should put coupons

    October 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  214. Brandon

    I think its a good idea for schools to make money. And I think that allot more schools should do this to raise more money.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm |
  215. Austin

    We should put coopons on the back of the take home papers.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  216. tasha

    they shouldn't do that. they should not use the schools, to promote/ advertise things. its for kids to go on field trips.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  217. Emma

    I think it would be a good idea to raise needed funds by using ads. It does not seem like a big deal because we see ads all the time out of school so I do not see a huge difference.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
  218. Sara

    I think this is a good idea for businesses and schools because they both benefit. It's good for schools because they gain money for other things that they can't pay for themselves, and the businesses gain customers by more advertising. If the critics don't like this idea then they simply don't have to look at the advertisments on the back of the paper. But in the end both schools and businesses are gaining money and customers from this, so why would anyone seriously be against this?

    October 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
  219. Tanner

    I don't think its taking advantage of students because they see advertisement all the time but it never really helps them, this way the students, the school, and the businesses.

    But I'm just a kid so my o"pun"ion doesn't matter.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  220. Travis

    I think this is just a way for schools to get more money for school supplies but yet i don't think it would work.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm |
  221. Mariah

    I think that putting ads on back of informational school papers, defeats the other company's that are advertising those ads. So your school may be winning, but think about what your taking away from those other company's. Plus the economy is at hard times it is hard enough to put a roof over your head, why would parents waste their hard earned money on something worthless?

    October 5, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
  222. Jenah

    I think its a smart idea depending on the advertisement. The advertisements should consists of business that provide cloths, backpacks, and school supplies.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm |
  223. Paul

    I think schools shouldn't put ads on papers that children need to bring home, they should just keep the ads online, newspapers, in stores.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm |
  224. Veronica

    I don't think that they should have AD's on the back of Permission slips.Mostly for the little kids.They would not understand what the AD's will mean.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  225. Christopher

    I think that physical is the most harmful part of bullying. I use tyo be bullied when i was a kid by a guy named _____________ and he is nice now but still you should get the4 point. Bullying is a way to inflict your anger or denial on someone else.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm |
  226. Christopher

    i think that physical bullying is the worst. i was a victim in elementary school and it sucked so for all you out there don't get pushed around.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm |
  227. Tihler

    If it helps the school raise money for the kids so they can get better items to help them out or get better school lunches,then it might not be a bad idea at all,it might be a good thing.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm |
  228. Christopher

    Also if you put a business advertisement on the back of a permission slip parents will think you do not care about the education of the students but the support the parents give

    October 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  229. Christian

    I think that they are taking advantage of the kids putting the ads on the back because other companies need some business and they might not be on the back of the papers.Yes the schools need money but not this way they should do more fundraisers not cookies from a business but like hat day 1 dollar to were hats all day in the classroom or something like that

    October 5, 2010 at 1:27 pm |
  230. Briana

    The schools should not advertise because I think it is wrong and I feel like the kids are being used for ads. I think the parents would think the same as well

    October 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  231. Maddi

    I would be offended and enraged if I spotted ads on the back of my school papers. I can understand where money is tight, but the appearance I'm seeing is that the business is trying to use the school as another billboard, and not actually trying to fund it.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  232. Zach

    I think it's good because if the school was poor, it can help them get more money. It's also good for the company because they can get more customers.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  233. Cashton Middle School

    We believe that the advertisements are positive and negative. The money from the advertisements could support the financial needs for the school. We would recommend advertising only local businesses that support their local schools. This would create a circle effect for supporting our schools. One of the negatives would be to hurt the credibility of the schools by influencing families to spend money outside of school.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm |
  234. tyler

    i think schools are taking advantage of kids and schools shouldn't be able to do it. because i think it isn't right to use kids for advertising........

    October 5, 2010 at 1:43 pm |
  235. Arkeith

    Yes because its a good thing so you can learn more about thee program there trying to advertis

    October 5, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  236. marcus

    no thats not right to put ads on the papers because they have billboards. So there is no point in it.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  237. Derek

    i think that it is ok because it up to the parents if they want to take them to where the ads go

    October 5, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  238. Isaac

    I think people are using kids to their advantage. If people can use kids to get people to buy things ,Production would go faster. I think they are using kids. It defeats the other company's that are advertising those ads. But they would make more money so its a tradeoff.!

    October 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm |
  239. Charles

    If the school needs money then its a good idea

    October 5, 2010 at 2:01 pm |
  240. Brea

    I think it can go both ways. I feel that they would be using the little kids just so they can get their ads out. Maybe it would be better to ask for the parents’ permission before they do it... I just don’t agree with them using the kids to get their ads out...

    October 5, 2010 at 2:09 pm |
  241. nathan

    i think it is a good idea to raise money

    October 5, 2010 at 2:14 pm |
  242. Luc

    I think that ads are a great way to raise money for schools. If we help the kids we help the future.

    October 5, 2010 at 2:27 pm |
  243. Harrison

    I think it is a waste of money because the parents don't even look at the back.At least i don't any way. Its good to try but really they are pretty much using your child as a way to get money.

    October 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm |
  244. Indianna

    I dont like it, those are for flied trips and stuff, not advirtisments.

    October 5, 2010 at 2:37 pm |
  245. Kyra

    You Shouldn't. that would be like me calling you every day asking you to buy this or donate to this.

    October 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  246. Allan

    Our school used advertising to raise money for new gym equipment. So far advertisements in the school have proved to benefit the school and the business. No one was harmed or targeted in the process. It keeps the economy stimulated in our small town and the patrons are more than willing to help out.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:06 pm |
  247. lauren

    well it sound crazy bit im okay with it

    October 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  248. Jaclyn

    If the schools want to sell advertising space on the backs of papers, let them. It's up to the parents to decide whether or not to pay any atttention to the ads, and kids aren't going to ask to go someplace just because of an ad. The likehood is, if they were going to ask about someplace, it's not just because of an ad on a piece of paper.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
  249. Shawn

    In today’s world, money is hard to come by. For businesses, advertisement is very important. As long as the advertisement doesn’t directly influence or hurt the student in any way, then I think it is ok. But, parents could think of this as an easy-out for businesses who use students as their tools.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:11 pm |
  250. Tanya

    It depends on what kind of ads. Ads for Fast food restaurants should not be allowed. If were ads like Health Clubs and Sports Games, It should be allowed.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  251. Mr. G

    My class (19 to 6 vote) thinks advertisements are not a good idea. This is because it wastes paper and ink, kills trees, (additional papers would be needed if advertisements took up a lot of space) and that advertisements should be left to newspapers and magazines. A few said the money would be good for the school.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:24 pm |
  252. Maranda

    I don't think they should do that cause what if a little kids looks at the back and goes home to their parents and says that they want one of the things that is on there....and they say no...then the little kid goes to school and here's others bragging bout how they like this and their parents are gonna get it for them....and they chances are thar it is gonna be the same thing that one little kid wanted!!

    October 5, 2010 at 3:31 pm |
  253. Erin

    if my little sister came home with a paper and there was a buisness advertisment i would think that is cruel and disrespectful. They need to find other ways to get advertisment. Yeah schools need money they just need to find another way to get it!

    October 5, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  254. Sydney

    That is wrong to make little kids carry local buisness's advertisments just because their mom and dad need to know some thing from school that might be important.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
  255. zachary

    i don't think that putting advertisments may be good because then they may be on the back off tests soon and parents wouldn't like that.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:36 pm |
  256. Travis

    In my opinion having an ad on the pack of a permission slip can be kind of useless. It also goes right back to school so the parents won't have the adds long enough to go anywhere unless you go that day.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:38 pm |
  257. Jarrod

    i think its a good thing because if schools go out then the kids wouldn't learn any more.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm |
  258. Skyla

    This may be good for businesses, but some parents can't handle the constant begging from children wanting to go to these advertised places. This could then cause children to be punished, and nobody likes to be punished!

    October 5, 2010 at 3:42 pm |
  259. brandon

    When my brother brings something home I'm the cop. he won't get away with that one.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm |
  260. Dillon

    I think that putting ads on the back of informational papers could really help the schools get money, and maybe get other schools to try it as well, instead of constantly asking the parents or tax payers for money. These ads could also benefit the buyers to the item or business that the ad is advertising.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
  261. brandon

    I think that putting the adds on the back of any piece of paper would not be of any use because look at it this way lets say a student brings it home do you really think that the student will show there parents or do you think that they will let it crumple in the bottom of there back packs because even if they give it to there parents they will most likely not go to that place.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:52 pm |
  262. Miguel

    I do think schools need to make more money.
    Although I don't think paper advertisement is going to work.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm |
  263. Allie

    I think that putting ads on the back of childrens informational papers, is taking advantages of schools, so that they can get more customers and it doesnt help the schools at all.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
  264. Coleman

    It's another way for the schools to get money because they are in debt and they can make money off of it. Another way is they need school supplies for the teachers and students. Who knows if it will work for the schools that are putting ads on the back of the papers.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  265. Raymond

    I think it's a good idea to have the advertisements on school notices and papers. Not very many schools are doing good with money these days. Using advertisements to help earn money seems like it could help a lot.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  266. Francisco

    I think it would help the schoool and it could benifit us why beacuse we can go to field trips and do many of other activities so i do think it is a good idea so yea why not pass it on

    October 5, 2010 at 4:01 pm |
  267. Glenndale

    For me I think it would be cool because it hows that schools are showing intiave to solve their economic problems and are stimulating the local economy.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
  268. Itzel

    I think that it is a good idea that there are advertisements of businesses because it is a good way to make school a better place. This would make education important because we will help our local schools. With the money funds we can buy school supplies. A school would make it a good place to learn and to have an excellent future education.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
  269. austin

    Do more money raisers at schools and put articles on newspapers and ads.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
  270. John

    I think the schools are using the kids to get more money for them selves.
    When the teachers send the paper to give to the parents to sing,They think that there going to drop everything and by that product.Also the i think that parents will get really mad, and they will not go to that place ans that company will get that much money as they used two. What i think that the schools should do is found raisers.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  271. Trenton

    I think paper advertisements is a good thing because schools are making money and most schools are struggling financially. People are also in financial problems so instead of asking parents for money schools can get there money by paper advertisements

    October 5, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
  272. Connor

    I think this is a good idea for businesses and schools because they both benefit. It's good for schools because they gain money for other things that they can't pay for themselves, and the businesses gain customers by more advertising. If the critics don't like this idea then they simply don't have to look at the advertisements on the back of the paper. But in the end both schools and businesses are gaining money and customers from this, so why would anyone seriously be against this?

    October 5, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  273. Katie

    I think putting ads on the back of school papers is just using kids. Shore the school needs money and its a good way to get money but it is convincing parents to go to that place and spend a load of money right when there kids got home. I think because they put ads on the back of very informational papers that parents or kids won't even bother to look at the paper before cutting or ripping out the ad.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  274. Arianna

    I think they shouldn't put ads on kids notices because their parents probably don't know what they are signing.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  275. Cody

    I think it's a good idea. Parent's don't usually look on the back of children's papers in the first place. It's an easy way for school's to make money.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm |
  276. jessie

    It doesn't realy seem like a big deal.. but think about were all that money is going .This could creat finantial problems for our goverment.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
  277. Abby

    I'd say it's good. It is kind of taking advantage of them, but there are ads everywhere. And schools need money. This is a good way to get it. It's not a perfect solution, but it's the best one.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:24 pm |
  278. Madalyn

    I thaink that it is a good and bad idea. It is a good idea because the business it is trying to advertise is getting a little more advertisement than they would if they did it a different way. It is also a bad reason because it is trying to force people to use or go to the certain business. I think that , that is using kids and their parents.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  279. Fiona

    If I even had a youger sibling i would be very surprised when they came home with an ad on their papers! I would get very mad at their schools for doing it, and think to myself about how their being over dramatic about the money situation. My school gives us activities to raise money like selling bags or cookies and don't put ADS ON OUR PAPERS!... i know i wouldn't.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  280. Ben

    I would go to the school and say hey why is the add on here because kids don`t need to see adds.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm |
  281. Austin

    I think that is really bad because some ads have some bad things for children but if they had nothing bad on them I'd say go for it!

    October 5, 2010 at 4:33 pm |
  282. Bethany

    The buissenss are just trying to get people to come to their stores in this bad economy. Not to raise money for the schools

    October 5, 2010 at 4:33 pm |
  283. Mr. Gibson

    I think that responsible adds and business' should be allowed to help support the schools in their local area. However, capitalism is trying to sneak its way into a very protected and fragile area of our society!

    October 5, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
  284. Ashley

    I think it's the wrong way to help businesses, community, and the school. Students good to school for learning not for a using technique for the school to raise money.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  285. Alec

    I think that kids should start bringing ads home if they want to have a better education.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  286. Nico

    Keep it official. If the school puts an ad on the back of the letter that the parents are gonna get, what will those parents think. Mine would probably be like, why is this company USING my kid as a salesperson? I'm never gonna go to THIS restaurant.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  287. ALLISON

    i think if school do that they are opening the door to a lot of problems. it will cost them a lot more to make the paper on account of the ink. and then the kids will be looking at the ads not the homework, or newsletters that the teachers will be handing out

    October 5, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  288. Caleb

    I personally fell this is a good idea. Since schools are having a hard time raising money this is a good way for them to do so. I also think that this can help with our education by being able to buy new books to replace ones that are outdated.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  289. seth

    I think it is wrong to put ads on the back of school notices because if you have a bar or a negative places for kids around the school and some good ones then you cant just let the good ones and not the bad ones because that's discrimination

    October 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  290. Brittanie

    I Think Putting Adds On The Back Of School Papers Is Like Giving Out Someones Address. Plus There Kids What Do You Expect Them To Do With Adds Its Not Like There Going To Give Some Random Person There School Papers So They See The Add On The Back. Pretty Lame If You Ask Me. If Businesses

    October 5, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  291. ALLISON

    i think that kids would notice it and be confused at first. but i also think that there is no reason that elementary students need to see ads. they don't need to be exposed to the mass media at such a early age.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  292. Kayla

    ... I think that ads on scool papers is boring and not a good idea. if i were the principle of that school, i would only put fundraisers. if there were a few fundraisers at once, i would put one at a time on the back!

    October 5, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  293. Brittanie

    I Think Putting Adds On The Back Of School Papers Is Like Giving Out Someones Address. Plus There Kids What Do You Expect Them To Do With Adds, Its Not Like There Going To Give Some Random Person There School Papers So They See The Add On The Back. Pretty Lame If You Ask Me. If Businesses Need That Much Attention Then They Shouldn't Be Called Businesses....

    October 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  294. Alyssa

    I think that it is ok to put ads on the back of student papers, because it benefits for the schools, as well as the community business'. Just be sure that they put family && kid friendly ads.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  295. Makar

    Teachers are underpaid, schools are underfunded, it would be crazy to ban these ads! They can bring the schools some helpful profit, at no real setbacks.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  296. Devin K.

    I think the idea is a great way to earn money for our schools. Although the only problem is the different types of places wanting on the advertisement page. Some advertisements could be okay but some could be offending to parents and others. All I have to say is its up to the school and staff...

    October 5, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  297. Chelsea

    Some parents might think buisnesses are taking advantage of the kids but I'm sure parents would rather see ads on their childrens papers then not have a school for thier children to go to.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  298. Jon

    It is OK for appropriate adds to be on school stuff

    October 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  299. Andrew

    I don't think the idea of letting advertisements on to school papers is all that bad. As long as the school is getting appropriate funds for letting the local businesses advertise in there papers, its fine by me.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  300. Jake

    I think that this is a horrible idea because there is too much competitive business and there will be no discrimination between what is the "the right brand" and the wrong brand. Sure they can give out things but its just wrong to advertise the so called "right and wrong" schools will just be another thing to bargain with in the business field.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  301. danny

    i think schools should screen the businesses that they get lined up and see if it is family friendly so no one gets mad about the adds on the papers they send home or give the students to write there home work on before they send the papers out

    October 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  302. Scott

    If my little brother came home with a slip from school with local bussiness advertisement on the back I would .call the school and gryp at the school trying to sell my brother cupons that dose not know what he is doing.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  303. Mackenzie

    I do think that the school board was just thinking about raising the much needed money, BUT if my brother brought it home i might feel like he was being taken advantage of. It is unresponsable to send young children home like commercials.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  304. Jonathan

    I think that the ads could help the people who the ads but it could also be taken (ad)-fencive by sthe stubents and parents of the school disrick.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  305. Nikki

    This depends on the ad. I think it's a great way to raise awareness for local family businesses and bring the community together, but I wouldn't want to see yet another add for the fast food places and coffee stands on every corner on my report card.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  306. vinny

    To me, I think that it is totally mest-up. Try to imagine a little kid comming home saying to his mom "Hey, I got a notice about keeping my teeth clean. And Guess Waht? On the back, there is an advertsiment about a shoe store.." To me, that would sound wierd. Lastly, they could have stuff on the back meant for older kids and might be a little inappropriate to youngers.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  307. Victoria

    People should really take a break from advertising. They have partially if not all of our newspapers, half the screen when we're on the computer, and even up to 10 min. of our favorite TV shows! Aren't they taking it a bit too far??

    October 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  308. Isha

    This is definitely not the way that the school should raise money. These kids are in some sort of way being taken advantage of. Their innocence is not something to play around with. Schools should NOT advertise other businesses on the backs of important school papers.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  309. Jess

    I think its a GREAT idea. My school is in major debt right now ( as every other school in the USA is ) . They hae cut all after school activities and limited our school day by a whole hour. If our school would be able to get money for putting ads on the back on school notices, i say do it! I don't see the harm in it. Plus over half the things students are supposed to take home they don't, so the parents may never see the note, or the ads.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  310. Isha

    i like that the school is trying to raise money. But, the advertisements are not the route to take. They should try something different, such as family nights or coupons offered for different resteraunts... But, the small businesses advertising on the backs of important school papers, i snot a very smart idea.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  311. Sarah

    I think that having ads in school is perfectly fine as long as its appropriate. Its raises money for the school and i know some kids would love going on more field trips. Little kids and mabey middle school and high school kids could bring there paper to the parents and they will look at it there could be a restaurant ad that might catch there attention or a family fun trip or a place just were the family could go for a weekend day. I think its a great idea. I give it two thumbs up.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  312. Abie

    If the ads are good, healthy (if they have food involved) and appropriate, i think it could be a great way to get money for schools in debt!

    October 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  313. Darbi

    You are just using your students for advertisment when you could be using the back of that paper to inform parents on what their child is learning!!!

    October 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  314. Ethan

    I say that is is quite crazy what schools are doing to get money. Some schools just hand out double sided ads just to raise money and have no importance. I will agree that schools need money, but kids should not be advertisers.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  315. Matt

    Go for it! if schools need to do that to make money let them it does'nt hurt anyone.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  316. Lindsay

    Ads are a good way to get money needed to fund things for our schools. As long as the ads are appropriate, i don't see whats wrong with this.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  317. Nick

    I think it is perfectly fine that the schools are trying to get money by doing this. They need money, and charging more taxes or the parents isn't a great idea, so what else is left? Besides, I already see loads of advertisements on the back of school T-Shirts, and on the section of posters for events that says who it is sponsored by. If the kids go home and ask the parents to take them to the ice cream shop, that doesn't mean they'll say yes!!! How is this any different from seeing a billboard or a TV commercial? How often do you hear complaints about parents driven to the breaking point by their kids begging to go somewhere?

    October 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  318. Lauren

    I think its a good start to raising money for school but i also agree that many children will want to go to the places in the ads when families dont have the time or money. But fund raisers are a FUN way to earning the school some money.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  319. Adam

    I would think thy are taking advantage of him because they don't really know what things are. At the same time i really don't care because it is raising money for schools instead of raising taxes.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  320. William

    I think it is a great way for schools to make money and can be taken either way, but most likely parent will think that the company is exploiting their children

    October 5, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  321. Caleb

    In addition to my comment earlier I feel if they are going to do this they need to be selective of what advertisements the place on the paper. We wouldn't want them to advertise some bar or fast food chain. The ads would have to be "school appropriate".

    October 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  322. Amanda

    If my brother came home with that i would be upset because I do not approve of soliciting.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  323. Kevin

    i think putting ads on school notices ar just bad because they are trying to lead parents away from their homes to spend money for the school

    October 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  324. Bretagne

    I don't think that the ads on the back of school notices wouldn't be such a problem. Don't elementary students come home with notices anyway, and aren't they on a seperate sheet of paper? So, not only are we spreading advertisments around, we're also saving paper! I say go ahead, this isn't going to hurt anyone, if anything, it will get the economy back and booming!

    October 5, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  325. Amanda

    If my brother came home with that i would be upset because I do not approve of soliciting. Except when it is for the school and just the school

    October 5, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  326. Jacob

    I think it is a good idea to have adds on the back of school papers because if the school has more money, it can buy more supplies and tools for the classrooms.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  327. Morgan

    I think you could go either way with this one. Putting ads and sending them to school with children could be good for the school, but on the same hand, it could be bad for the parents for one because kids these days will nag us parents. And it would be bad for the children because, it's just distracting. Either way, there will be people on either sides.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  328. Nathan

    I think it's cheesy for a bunch of companies to make little kids their advertisers.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  329. Ashton

    I don't really see why there would be a problem. If the school can make money with it then that would be a help to the economy. I don't think that it would be taking advantage of us, because the money made would in someway help us students

    October 5, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  330. Kevin

    Its crazy and good. Good because the parents won't need to pay this amount of money. Crazy because who is going to read a school bus?

    October 5, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  331. Michael

    As long as it's appropriate I wouldn't mind, and if there are parents who don't want to see ads on the back of their childs notices, and there are, then simply ask the school not to send home a paper with an ad on it, have them e-mail you or you can find another alternative to finding out information about your childs school.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  332. Jessica

    Ads.....Did you type ADS! For school, this is going a bit to far!

    October 5, 2010 at 6:28 pm |
  333. Paolo

    I agree with matt it doesnt really hurt anyone right? and school needs money for the supplies !

    October 5, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  334. Takahito

    It is a great way to raise money, but keep the advertisement allow for only local bussiness, otherwise big companies might get power on education system and affect it because they pay a lot of money for ads.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  335. xander

    I think that as long as the ads promote local and kid-friendly companies, putting ads on school notices is a great way to raise desperately needed money.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  336. Kelly (robogirl)

    Look. If the schools really need to raise money, they could just sell things themselves, or do fundraisers. Using the kids to do their dirty work is just wrong.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  337. Jessica

    I think it's a bad idea, because it is wasting the schools ink in the printer's. Which add's up to alote of money. Turn's out the school is spending more money to buy ink, then to send ads home with their students. And soon as they get home the parents are more likely, to look at their child's grades then the ads on the back.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:36 pm |
  338. Shumi

    i think that they shoulden't do that to kids. i could imagine my brother or sister coming home and saying that to my mom. she would just rip it in half.then we will just have more to reycylce.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:38 pm |
  339. Andyy

    I would be shocked to see that my brother carrying back a slip for a field trip form with a pan cake house Ad on the back of it 'cause my mom already has enough stress on her

    October 5, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  340. Annemarie

    It may be a good idea to raise money for your school but using children as tools to sell something is not right. Schools can always hang up posters around the school or put adds on their websites.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  341. Mr.Johnson's Class

    We think it is a good idea, and also a bad one. Where does the ink come from...tree's, and stores. It cost money to buy ink, and we are all about saving the envorment at Middle School South. If you are going to make ads, maybe you could place them somewhere else.Although, school's all over the globe are having money troubles, and would take anything to help make a extra buck to help are education.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  342. Christina

    I think its taking advantaged over them just for for local advertising, that's what news papers are for. If they wanna earn money try starting a school store, a school dance with admission $ 1-3, even if they do it if there's a ad for a play area or doctors giving free lollipops it would cost are parents money that they don't have nor possibly have.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  343. liz

    i think it WOULD be taking advantage of the kids, using them to sell things. i don't think it's right. but then again, it would help the economy and help the school. but if the school wants to make money, then just put up a fundraiser, a school project for all the kids, not just for some kids to take home and MAYBE notice on the back of their paper.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:49 pm |
  344. Herra

    Well i think that its just a waste and they are spending money on getting these printed.... they should take the money and give it to schools for more fun activities.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:08 pm |
  345. ethan

    Its not right, schools are just taking students and using students to get money, you what money, then go and have a sale or something.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:09 pm |
  346. Jaylen

    I don't think that kids should bring home papers to their parents.It could cause a stressful situation because the kids might want to go to an icecream shop or other place.If the parents wont take them there they might cry or wine........

    October 5, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  347. Adam

    I think that it is a great way to make savings.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  348. Brooke

    i personally wouldn't care because the school is just trying to raise money. I don't see why there is a problem with that. You shouldn't be jealous of anything its just an ad.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  349. Bailey

    I think it could cause pressure to the parents. It could cause kids to pressure there parents to take them to places on the back of newsletters!

    October 5, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  350. Adam

    I think it is a great way to save

    October 5, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  351. Christian

    The choice whether or not to comply with the child's proposition to be a costumer of one of these businesses lies in the hands of the parents, as do ALL things. It is not the responsibility of either the school nor the businesses if a child wishes to go to say, an icecream parlor, but it is the responsibility of the parents to say either yes or no. The school needs the funding.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  352. Alexander

    Book fairs and other things actually at the school are more likely to get people to buy things that will fund the school. And also, many parents don't trust school fundraisers.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  353. RLYN

    i think it could be use as help for schools who need to raise money.
    although the have to post it in a respectful way,so parents don't end p sending different responses.
    but other than that it good to go

    October 5, 2010 at 7:27 pm |
  354. Savannah

    There just ads. There good for for the school, the busines, and the economy. What harm would it do. i think this is a very good idea it will help the schools and solve a lot of problems. i wound not even look on the back of the paper in the first place.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
  355. Bradley

    I think that putting ads on permission slips, bulletins,etc. is wrong because thats using those kids to advertise your company. it may make the parents upset not having their permission to let there kids walk with these like human neon signs pointing to those companies.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:29 pm |
  356. john

    It is an absolute nonsense that it has come to this. THERE ARE FUNDRAISERS in school that might make money. If they can make this into a form that will satisfy both school and parents it will be okay but now they are using the kids for an advertisement. The people will make fun of how unorganized the government actually are.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm |
  357. Cassie K.

    My overall reaction would be that it is ridiculous. I understand that the school needs money but they're just taking advantage of them. Especially since the kids have to bring it home if it was a syllabus, permission form, etc. Hopefully our school wont come to that.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  358. Morgan :]

    I personally think it's a fantastic idea. It would help small businesses become more recognized throughout our community and make money for our school at the same time.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  359. Nam

    The idea of raising funds for a school by letting predatorial companies appear on the back of school-related notices is a horrible idea. Within months, there will be complaints and anger from the parents. This reminds me of a quote, "No matter how far you've gone down the wrong road, turn back."

    October 5, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  360. Austen

    I would be mad because there trying to use my little sibling

    October 5, 2010 at 7:48 pm |
  361. Cameron

    The school needs as much money as it can get. Putting an advertisement on the back of a notice is perfect. It's not a dramatic change and it helps the school to.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  362. Ryan

    If my little brother came home with a schtool form that had a company advertisment on the back of it I would feel like he's being used because these companies are just using kids to get whatever they're selling advertised.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:58 pm |
  363. Missy

    I think it's a great way to raise money for schools, but the problem is putting ads on elementary school notices. It would probably be better if they put them on high school or middle school notices. They'd more likely be able to buy something from a store than elementary students.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:59 pm |
  364. Javier

    I think we should not have ads on school busses because they do not help the school.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  365. Gerard

    I think it is fine to have ads on flyers that go home. If it will keep the school going and it is not hurting anyone is it?

    October 5, 2010 at 8:10 pm |
  366. Kate

    I don't think that this is a good idea because as it may make the school more money, the ads could end up just being a waste of printing money, because parents and students may not even bother to read it, or even show their parents!

    October 5, 2010 at 8:11 pm |
  367. Cameron

    I think that kids will never stop being rude, my classmates always pack up for class early and interupt my teachers. It feels like I am the only kid with manners in this world and i don't think kids realize that they're being rude to another person until someone points it out.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:17 pm |
  368. Tyler

    It ALL depends on what is being advertised. If your advertising a second hand clothing shop, thats ok. But if your advertising fast food and anything unhealthy is NOT ok. On the other hand the school gets money for having the advertisement. It really can go either way depending on who you are.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:38 pm |
  369. Andrew

    Think it is a bad idea because they just waste that side on an ad instead of more description of the notice. Like if it was a field trip permission slip they could have the directions from the school to the place they are going.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  370. mercedez

    i think it is a bad idea. it causes kids to spend more money on needless things. it may get money for the school, but what good is it for the students?

    October 5, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  371. chase

    well my brother is7 and is 1st grade and I think it is taking advantage of the school and my brother so what's the point if they're too young to understand what it means.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  372. justin

    I think if my little brother came home with an ad on his field trip me or my mom or dad wouldn't even look at it. We would just look at it like it was nothing. that's just me.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  373. lexi

    I think that as long as they are school appropriate or something that helps the students it would be a great way to get better school funds

    October 5, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  374. Jimmy

    Since our school has had so many budget cuts and we've had teachers lose their jobs because of them, we need as much money for our school as we can get. Ads are a way to help restore the funds back to our school.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  375. Austin

    I think it would be an excellent idea. Our school is constantly having fundraisers for different organizations, and this would be a great way to raise money for it

    October 5, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  376. Lexi, Taylor, and Mike

    I think its a great idea. The schools would make a lot of money that way. Some schools are poor and in need of this kind economic help. So school could really use the cash(:

    October 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm |
  377. Britain

    I don't think it's a good idea. School is meant for learning, not advertising. Once you bring that into our elementary schools, it's like an all access pass for them to ask parents for more and they will be able to use the excuse "But my school says it's ok, so shouldn't it be ok with you?" It is a terrible idea, that shouldn't be brought to school, no matter what.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm |
  378. Chewbaca

    A lot of schools need this money because they are poor and in need of supplies

    October 5, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  379. Luke

    I think it would be fine to put ads on the back of kids papers because schools need all the money they can get! Plus parents don't have to go to the place that is being addvertized or buy the thing that is being addvertized and they know that.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm |
  380. Jacob

    I don't think the elementary school students will feel like they are being taken advantage. That is a great way to raise money for schools that are being affected by the recession. The ads would probably be for companies and products that interest the kids anyway because the companies would realize that children were the primary audience.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  381. Elijah

    I don't think it's a good idea... This can turn cash that can be used for books, pencils, and pens into wasted money spent on things that that the child probably doesn't even want.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm |
  382. Kelvin

    I thinks its a good idea because schools earn money and kids don't even need to pay attention to it. With the money the school earns, they can buy new equipment and better ways of educating us kids.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm |
  383. Natalie

    When you come home and your mom looks at your school notices and she finds coupons on the back,So your Mom goes to the store and uses those coupons your Mom could be saving a lot of money for your family,So maybe it is a good idea to put advertisments on the back of school notices.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm |
  384. peter

    i think it would be taking an advantage for other schools that don't have any advertisements like my school

    October 5, 2010 at 9:27 pm |
  385. Natalie

    So you come home and your Dad looks at your school notices theres an advertisment for a local pizza parlor so your family goes there for dinner that night,And now you start going out to eat at least 2 or 3 times each week the kids in this family might start to get a little fat going out to eat another reason why you should not go out to eat is you can save a lot of money by just eating at home.Thats why schools should not put advertisments on the back of school notices.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:27 pm |
  386. Trevor

    This is a good idea because small places can have a chance to get a ad . My dad owns a Anthonys pizza store so I know how it fells.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:27 pm |
  387. dilan

    I would think there going some where to see a product,trying to get them to buy it.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:27 pm |
  388. Garrett

    personally i dont see the big deal in it. Are little kids really gonna look at them anyways?

    October 5, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  389. Jon

    You keep wanting more from the ads and they will have a habit to get whatever they want when they are older because they formed the habit when the were little and it is hard to break a habit

    October 5, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  390. Olivia

    I have mixed feelings over this issue because I think that parents should be smart enough to not always go to the shop or store and buy something. I agree that it is a smart way for schools to make money, however, I think that people might only look at the ads instead of the notice. I really don't know if I like the idea or not!

    October 5, 2010 at 9:40 pm |
  391. Austin

    I think schools are environments of receiving a decent education, and should not include company advertisements- this is an unescessary distraction for students and schools should never be persuaded into allowing outside companies into allowing advertisements in school. It sets a bad example and students- what happens if a student sees an ad for a new candy or phone? They will consistently pester their parents into getting what they want.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
  392. Marquis

    I think that the schools aren't taking advantage of the students. The schools are just trying to raise money for activities in the PTA. If you think that the ads are wrong, think of it this way. Without the money, you wouldn't be able to go on all of those fun field trips

    October 5, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
  393. Denise

    I would wonder why. Should my parents want to follow the ad, or should they ask the Princapal about it? They would probably ask the princapal about it. Kids in my eyes are becoming advertising helpers. why do this at such a young age when kids can't think for themselves?

    October 5, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  394. Mckennon

    I think it would be good for schools because the businesses will pay the school to get on the ads. Especially my school it needs MONEY really bad!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  395. Parker

    That is like using the kids to get money. If you are having to use kids to get money you should really think about getting a new job. That is just wrong.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  396. Christy

    I think it is a great way to create revenue for schools. It is also a great way to support local buisnesses in your community! We need help funding Education and I think that this is a fantastic idea!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  397. Gwyn

    Maybe the idea isn't such a good idea for young kids, but I think if they did it for middle or high schoolers I don't think it would be a problem. Most students would ignore it and it would help the school bring in needed money.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  398. Blake

    This is taking advantage of little students. These kids have no idea what they're bringing home, and yet the school doesn't care. I belive that proper student education comes first over finacial issues and advertising. It is almost the same as taking home a fee, and making their parents to pay it. The kid may like the advertised product, and plead to get it, and the parents almost always give in. It's not right, and it never will be.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  399. Mikah

    I think it would be a good way to help lower the cost of bus transportation.
    Most parents can't afford $400 to $500 per kid.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  400. Katie

    If we had ads on our school handouts is taking advantage of kids. Plus, the parents aren't going to instantly want to go to a restraraunt/store, so it would just be a huge waste of money. Sure school needs more money for supplies, but why not just have a fundraiser, such as a carwash to raise the money instead of going through the trouble of having to print out all the ads on our school work.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  401. Katie

    I think that putting ads on the back of school papers is just using kids. Sure the school would do this to raise money, but why not have a fundraiser like a car wash or a bake sale instaed of having to go through the trouble of printing out copies of the ads for every student. Surely that has to cost much more than the companies paying to get their ad on the papers.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  402. Jake

    I think putting ads on kids backs is a great idea to help the school raise money! It's easy and a great way to do it! Also putting less stress on parents and teachers; this way they don't have to have school fundraisers!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  403. Zuleika

    I think this is kind of weird, but it is a good way to save paper...

    October 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  404. brett

    i think it could be interesting because kids would possibly do chores then they can possibly be ready for a live of working hard

    October 5, 2010 at 11:01 pm |
  405. Gregory

    I think its a great idea because lets say you forgot your lunch and brought money instead schools can earn money and you can eat what you want

    October 5, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  406. Caleb

    I think that putting adds on the back of school forms might help boost the economy, school budgets, and buisnesses buy letting parents know that its out there.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  407. kyle

    this is rediculouse school's shouldn't be doing this it's just wrong.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  408. David

    I think it's a bad idea because our parents already have to pay enough for our schools you know with taxes, and all the fundraisers, people knocking at your front door it's just crazy.

    October 6, 2010 at 12:32 am |
  409. Andres

    I think that should be allowed so to keep school tuition down and make school mare affordable for families across america. It can also help pay for school expenses such as;field trips,books, and physical education equipment, etc..

    October 6, 2010 at 12:40 am |
  410. Jack

    If parents are all ready out of money then adding the adds is still asking for more money.

    October 6, 2010 at 12:47 am |
  411. Villiami

    With all of the budget cuts I think the ads is a good way for schools to raise money.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:58 am |
  412. Emily

    What's the big deal? Kids can easily be persuaded,but the school and businesses have to make money. Since this is becoming more and more difficult, they are just getting creative.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:15 am |
  413. Meghan

    I don't think schools should put ads on student news letters... they would be taking advantage of younger, elementary aged kids.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:34 am |
  414. Branden

    "Personally I don't think they should because most kids don't take everything to their parents."

    October 6, 2010 at 7:46 am |
  415. Corey

    I think puting adds on a news letter is not a good idea. Why, it influnence chidren and parent chocie and will differinte habbits. Also, more money will be spent in a period of time.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:50 am |
  416. Branyan

    I think that putting ads on school notices will help the school to make money for things the school needs. It is also helpful because your not wasting paper. Finally, when ads on school notices parents' may buy things and that may help the businesses. It is easy and fun way to make ads!

    October 6, 2010 at 7:56 am |
  417. Khali

    I don't believe that they should ads on the school notices for the parents. The kids will want more and more and with that it will cause the parents stress. If the school needs money maybe they should get an another idea.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:57 am |
  418. jackson

    i think it is a good idea buy the companys part but its just not right to do that to litttle kids

    October 6, 2010 at 7:58 am |
  419. Jake

    If my brother came home with advertisements on his school news letter, I'd be hopping mad. Why would anyone even think about doing this? It's so crazy.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  420. Michael

    These ads are distracting they are a constant bother when the kid wants to get the paper in but he wants to see the pictures. . This could become an issue but why dont they just take the ads off because some teachers dont like them. they cause kids not to get their stuff in. On the other hand maybe they should just give out two copies and then they can have both.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  421. Robert

    It's like flies being disease carriers, only it's students that are advertisement carriers.

    October 6, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  422. andrea

    my mother would be like go on that mess out my face they always trying to make you buy something.

    October 6, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  423. Kevin

    It's really not taking advantage of things like syllabuses and permission slips. You see ads on a lot of documents that have nothing to do with youth or general education.

    October 6, 2010 at 10:45 am |
  424. cody

    I think that it might be a little out side the box but that is how people need to think in times like these.

    October 6, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  425. Olaf

    I personally think that its redicoulous that they would do something like that. Its acually a good idea but im not very fond of mixing private buisnesses with schools like that.

    October 6, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  426. Zach

    This is a good idea because it will help keep the school going, i am pretty sure the kids do not care about carrying home advertisments as long as it will keep their school open.

    October 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
  427. brandon and mckinnon

    We think that the ads on the back of the school news letters is a great idea because it could get a lot of peoples attention and will get them to buy the goods. Like you could put a note on the back of the letter that says "we need workers come fill out a form on 1232 main street to get a job at Phils Pizzarea". We think it will be a big help to you communitie and your economy. 🙂

    October 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  428. Paige

    I think it is a good way to get money for schools. If the advertisements become bad then it would not be a good idea but other wise i think it is a good idea.

    October 6, 2010 at 12:45 pm |
  429. Sarah

    I think advertisements on school notices are perfectly fine. As long as the students get a cut of the money for being the advertiser. Everybody else gets paid for advertising for companies, why can't students?

    October 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm |
  430. brendon

    I think that this is a very god idea because of many different reasons. This will make the school some money and will get parents to got to these places witch will make the school money from the advertisements.

    October 6, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  431. Ben

    I don't think that schools should send back advertisements because I think they lure parents into spending money and schools shouldn't do that.

    October 6, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  432. Aime.

    I believe that this idea is actually a good one. I mean if the school needs money, then so be it. Its good way for both the school and the places and their advertising to get money. If a kid sees a good pizza place to go to on the back, then that business may get more money.

    October 6, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  433. Misty

    I think this is a good idea because it would help schools get more money, and more students and their parents would attend school funds/events, when they know about them.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  434. Jordan

    I believe that it isn't an issue, but I do think that its a waste. Printing ads on the back of permission slips just wastes ink. But on the other hand it isn't an issue. I don't think that its something people need to argue over. I think it would be better if they didn't print the ads though.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  435. Sonia

    I thought it was a good idea because it raises funds for your school and it makes a lot more seance than raising taxes

    October 6, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  436. Christina

    I think it's fine that the schools are sending advertising business's. I find it is a good way to raise money for the schools and the business that is being advertised.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  437. amethyst

    when i was in middle school the school sent out notices and they would have advertisements on them, i think this is a good idea if the school really needs the money that bad.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  438. steph

    I think that its a good idea to have ads on the back of the papers, because it'll help the school earn money and it'll help the local businesses too.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm |
  439. Even

    I think the school is taking advantage of the students by advertising on notices but if the school is in trouble and needs money or there going to close the school they should. What would you rather have a closed school and a more crowed school on the other side of town or advertising on notices you decide.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm |
  440. Destinee

    I think that this is an issue because the kids aren't going to care about a business on the back of a field trip permission slip. All that they care about is where there going. Also i think that it's a good idea because it can help the business.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm |
  441. Ryan

    I think its a great idea. It supports local buisnes, and helps out the schools. Most people dont try new restaurants because they don't know about them. This way, Its a win for everyone.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  442. Ben

    I think that its a great idea with a few exceptions. The advertisements need to be appropriate to the age of the school. And they shouldn't take away from the notification or meaning of the writing its on. I think that as long as it covers that then it would be a great idea. It makes sense for the school to have more money with out raising taxes or making kids go around trying to sell things to fund raise for the school.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
  443. Tiana

    I think it is kind of a good idea because it could help raise money for their school. They should still do fundraising though to help raise more money because some people do even look at the notices students bring home.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
  444. Wyatt

    I think it is a good way for schools to make money taking strain off the taxpayers. Its not hurting anything by being there if you don't like the ads flip over the paper.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
  445. Ryan

    I think it is kind of a good idea because it could help raise money for their school. They should still do fundraising though to help raise more money because some people do even look at the notices students bring home.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
  446. Jake

    I think that this is a really good idea. There are a lot of parents that look at their kids papers from school. If there is a business that isn't going well because not a lot of people know about it, they can advertise there restaurant to get more customers. This is also a good thing for the schools that don't have a lot of money to fund school activities and help their school to be better.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  447. Nathaniel

    If I saw an ad on the back of a permission slip I think it would probably be printed from a flyer.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  448. Sam

    With the current economy, advertisement is important, especially for schools who need money for education. I don't really see any harm in putting ads on school notices.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  449. Ally

    If the school wants to have ads on the back of papers for more money, let them. Schools hardly have enough money right now from budget cuts, this is just one way to get more money for paper and other supplies.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  450. Daniel

    I see no problem with this. It would save the school money, bring customers to local businesses, and it wouldn't cost the parents anything. As long as the schools use discretion in what they choose to advertise for, everything would work out fine.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:48 pm |
  451. Matt

    I think that these ads would be a good way for schools to earn some extra cash, expecially in these hard economic times. I doubt anyone would really pay attention to the ads anyway.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm |
  452. Robert

    I think that putting ads on the back of the papers that kids take home isnt a bad idea because the school is making money for it and they dont have to spend time on coming up with a fundraisers.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:53 pm |
  453. Kyle

    Because our nation's education system is drastically underfunded, having these ads is a good way for schools to raise much needed money. Sure smaller kids might want to buy the things advertised, but the ads are very easily ignored, even by small children.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  454. Corey

    If my little siblings came home with ads on their whatever's I'd flip. Seriously, suuuure money is important. This world is spinning out of control, what's next -.- flying monkey-hippo hybrids? Let's hope not. I just REALLY hope my district doesn't decide "hey, let's give out ads on premission slips and what-not! It'll be fun!" No school. It will not be fun.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
  455. Conde

    Its a good idea i mean why not try it if schools will make more $$$$$$$.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
  456. Katelyn

    I don't think that it would be that bad because of the advertisement doesn't have anything to do that would really effect your child. All it is doing is informing you about local buisness and the factor they might play in the community.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
  457. Luis

    i don't think it's right to used little kids permission slip for advertising local business and used for raising funds without the parents even knowing what they have sign.

    October 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
  458. isela

    I think that its okay to have advertisements on the back of permission slips because its really not that big of a deal. its a good way for the school to make money...

    October 6, 2010 at 2:01 pm |
  459. Thomas

    I think that its good that schools would be able to make more money from small things like advertisement and that small businesses would make a little bit more money from more customers. But i do think that the ads should at least be child appropriate.

    October 6, 2010 at 2:13 pm |
  460. Amanda

    I think that it could be a good thing because businesses are getting to advertise, schools are getting their notices out, and it's saving paper! But I also think that it's not a schools job to advertise for businesses and they should go somewhere else to advertise.

    October 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  461. Alexandra

    I think that its wrong because students are being used to promote buisnesses, and these are elementary school students! I understand that if this happens to a high schooler or middle schooler, they wouldn"t but that doesn't mean stick the elementary schoolers with that task! Find your own way to promote the buisness!

    October 6, 2010 at 2:26 pm |
  462. jennie

    I think it is taking advantage of the schools beause what if the advertisement shows something the child wants. Or the avertisement is for junk food that makes kids want to eat unhealthy food, or parents might not like the avertisment on the front/back of the paper the child is bringing home and that is why it is not a good idea!!!

    October 6, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  463. Theresa

    I wouldn't really care if there was an ad on the back. Just because it's there doesn't mean I have to go there.

    October 6, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  464. AARON

    I THINK ACTUALLY THAT ISN'T AN ADVANTAGE TO THE SCHOOLS. IT ACTUALLY HELPS THE SCHOOLS GET BETTER BECAUSE IT SHOWS PEOPLE THAT SCHOOLS NEED HELP ON THEIR SUPPLIES FOR THE STUDENTS.

    October 6, 2010 at 3:55 pm |
  465. Buga

    I don’t think that is okay! They should just put advertisement on something else. If I were that kid’s mom I would be pretty mad because, that is not the right thing to put it on.

    October 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
  466. Alannah

    I think that this would be ok because the school would be supported. I think that it would be best if the school advertized things like tutoring companies because they would be for and educational cause.

    October 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
  467. Maddy

    I think that the school is just taking advantage of the kids even though it would get the school more money. If the school needed money, have a fundraiser. My school is raising a lot of money from our fundraiser. I think they should think about what they are doing before they do it. I also think that the parents wouldn't go rush off to the store anyway, so it would be a huge waste of money.

    October 6, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
  468. Sunshine

    I'd have to say there not really being taken advantage of the ads are being used for their education, but in some ways I can see how some parents might feel about having a round table ad on the back of their child's school work.

    October 6, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
  469. Danika

    I think bringing a advertisement home is a waste of ink because ink is so expensive and that kid will keep going to some ice cream shop and that just gets annoying......even though it raises money for the schools

    October 6, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
  470. Sam

    I think putting ads on the back on school notices is a perfect way to raise money for the school. I don't think that there is any harm in putting ads on the back of school notices as long as it is for a good cause. It could also be a way to go on more field trips.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:01 pm |
  471. Lexi

    I think ads on things such as buses and such would be okay as long as it's educational things.Also it should be somthing like cupons for books. I think if we do this we would have more money for school.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:04 pm |
  472. Alannah

    i think that it would be ok because it would get money for the school. i think it would definately be ok if they put tutoring ads on them.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:04 pm |
  473. Tyler

    I think they should just have a regular fundraiser. You could get more money doing that than ads. In my opinion most people like to buy chocolate bars are one of the best.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
  474. Marc

    I think that it is a horrible and cheap way to make money. If businesses and schools really need to make money, they should use thier money in a smarter way.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  475. lolo

    I would think it is crazzy having a cute 6 year old do somthing like that.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  476. Zuriah

    I think it's perfectly ok to have local business advertisements on the back of forms. It can help with advertising. Although I think that if they do start putting ads on the back of forms, they should really think of a reasonable price to get the schools money. As long as there isn't any thing inappropriate I still think it is fine.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
  477. Hannnah

    I would be shocked to see that come home from my little brother. I also think that it may help with some familys because of the ressesion thats going on. In ways it can be good or bad. People may be offended by these articles.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
  478. Ben

    The companies shouldn't put ads on kids permission slips because it's the kids and the schools responsibility to raise money for fund raisers, not the companies.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
  479. Abby

    Fundraisers will only do so much. You can only have a bake sale about once a month, and the bottom line is schools need the money. If they even noticed it, it's not forcing them. I don't think it's that different than putting them on tray tables on airplanes.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  480. Ben

    They should not because they're just taking advantage of kids.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  481. Dillon

    I think its a great idea to make the school money.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
  482. Evan

    I think that the schools should do what is best for the education at the schools

    October 6, 2010 at 4:30 pm |
  483. Spencer

    They shouldn't do that because,that's taking advantage of the kids and that's not a smart or a good idea

    October 6, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  484. Tylar

    It is a little bit different to have an ad on the back of a Homework assignment. But the school needs to make money and i think its a pretty smart and interesting idea to do it.

    October 6, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  485. Lucia

    My brother who is in kindergarden already looks at things and wants them why put more in front of him thats from school but on the other hand schools are important in many Amaricans lives so to support the school is a good thing

    October 6, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  486. Pearse

    In my opinion, advertising for local businesses on elementary school notices would not make a big deal. This way, the school could raise money, and support a local business, instead of making budget cuts, and other things that could effect staff or students in a negative way.

    October 6, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  487. Marydith

    I think it is a great idea to put ads on the back of school forms because the schools are always trying to find a way to make more money welll this is a perfect way for the school! But i think if they bring the advertisment to the store they should get a discount on there purchase!

    October 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  488. Zaon

    I think it would work, but as people said before me kids would want things on some of those adds and beg there parents for the object which is the general idea for the adds in the first place. As i was saying parents might get sick of all the begging.Which could get the children grounded. Anyhow i think its a good idea that can help parents and children with where to go for certain things...

    October 6, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  489. Emma

    Well in my opinion I don't really care about the adds, I believe that it does good to the business and maybe some students. It all depends on the add.

    October 6, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  490. morgan

    If the school is trying to make money isn't it safer than a fundraiser, because sometimes people still go door to door and sell it. I think ads on the back of a permission slip is a much more easier and safer way to earn money!

    October 6, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  491. Tanner

    I do because if there is no money for school it will be tough for kids to learn and there knowledge level will drop down!

    October 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  492. Daniel

    I think the schools shuodn't put advertisments on the back of papers. It could get the parents mad. The kids would want to go to that place because they might think the school wanted you to go. I think it would be better for them to put it in coupon books and just send them home or put it on buses were they don't have anthing to show their parents unless they show them the bus. Schools could hold funraisers to get money.

    October 6, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  493. eduardo

    and by the way I would like that schools would make beter food like cartmelelementry by the way nice shirt

    October 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  494. Emma

    To add to my other comment, it might cause a problem because what if the add was an advertisement about alcohol?

    October 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  495. Olivia

    I think it would be strange, but it's a great idea to make schools money. but there are a few pros and cons to this. But schools should be making money from fundraisers, not from companies. It's a great idea, but I don't think that it will raise much money.

    October 6, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  496. Beverly

    I think it isn't ok. Little kids shouldn't bring home ads on the back of their papers that adults need to sign. If a company needs avertising, they should go do a tv ad, or billboard sign, but not on a important paper including a kid.

    October 6, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  497. Jenna

    I think it is a good idea. It can help the school raise lots of money, and with the economy these days I think it would definetly help!

    October 6, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  498. Joe

    It's not ok. If kids bring home letters that have ads on the back, parents will probably get the wrong idea. There's better ways to earn money for a school, like have a yard sale for all of the old books and worksheets that they aren't using anymore, or have a fundraiser for something, NOT having advertisements on a kid's paper.

    October 6, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  499. MaDdie

    I think that it is not ok to do that because if a child is bad and they get a note home about behavior the last thing the parents would want to see is some kind of ads on the back of the note and the last thing companies should do is put ads on kids flyers they should put ads on the internet or on billboards.

    October 6, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
  500. Greta

    kids really are just getting more addicted to things,and why do that?

    October 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  501. Morgan

    I think that is using kids. If people want others to see their ads then I think that those people should do it another way.

    October 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm |
  502. Matthew

    I think this could be a bad idea because some parents can barely even pay for their kids to go to school,so it may cost them money that they would need later, but also this could be a good idea to raise money for the school

    October 6, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  503. Emma

    I think that leaving ads on the back of permission slips cheats kids, they don't know any better so if they see something that they like, then they'll ask for it. It also would annoy parents... nobody wants to walk around dragging a pleading 7 year old.

    October 6, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  504. Jake

    To add to my comment, why don't they just have 50 zillion different commercials like other places. OR they could have 10 planes in each state and have banners that advertise.

    October 6, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  505. Shelby

    If my Sister came home with a slip and ads on the back I would think about telling my school about that. Its a great way to get money for school books (math, Science, social studies, ect.) Also help get our teachers a better paycheck hopefully.

    October 6, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  506. abby

    i think its a great way to go. the school gets money and the businesses potentially get more bussiness. my mom would probably get one to help her work and the school.

    October 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  507. Nora

    Even though it would help the school raise more money, I don't think it's okay because the kids are being taken advantage of. Also, they might concentrate more on the advertisement than on their work.

    October 6, 2010 at 6:28 pm |
  508. Caleb

    I Wouldn't like it... First of all it wastes ink because nobody would probably ever look at it.
    Second of all there may be some inappropriate content in it that some little kids should probably never see.
    And Third it would be just plain annoying!

    October 6, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  509. Nikhil

    This is my opinion: if it helps out schools and raises funds, then that alone is a good enough reason to put ads on the papers... second it's not like anyone will look at the ads anyway, so children would not get offended by it. Also, I'm sure there would be some thought into the ads put on the paper. I would definetely have ads on the back of school handouts rather than having to pay $400 for transportation or cutting valuable teachers.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  510. Emi

    I think it would be a bad idea. What if all the ads were sugar related? Then childhood obesity would rise. You'd waste money on ink and what if the ads didn't work? Then you would have wasted time and more money. These ads will not help with money.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  511. Zoey

    If my brither brought home an ad i don't think i would worry about it. It is a good way to raise money and i respect the schools for trying to mprove their poor situation. PS NIce puns Carl!!! 🙂

    October 6, 2010 at 7:29 pm |
  512. Matthew

    I think it is sometimes ok for schools to have ads on papers that we bring home but not all the time

    October 6, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  513. Kimberly

    I think that they are using us. And that is just stupid. If they wont to advertise, they should just make the advertisement some were else. On the other hand if the advertisement was for a good cause for their school or something like that, then that is awesome!!! But putting a advertisement was just for a political cause that would be just weird, because the kid isn't in the grownup would. 🙂

    October 6, 2010 at 7:39 pm |
  514. Baylee

    I think that if they are going to put ads on the back of some homework,
    they atleast need to make it appropriate.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:51 pm |
  515. Michelle

    Adds are generally designed to catch someone's eye therefore a student might look at that rather than "the boring old newsletter". because of this i think it's a kind of subliminal messaging. Over the course of a school year a kid is going to bring home a lot of permission slips, rubrics, notices, etc. the adds may detract from the focus of the paper and that would be counterproductive. I think that if a kid keeps bringing home a bunch of adds eventually they won't pay attention to the content, they will just start looking at what the adds say.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:57 pm |
  516. Samii

    although it may be a good thing on the money side of it... i think that it may give parents the wrong idea about schools and think we're all for the money, and only the money.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  517. Georgia

    I think that by putting advertisements on the back of school notices, could cause lots of problems. It could cause parents to complain to the school, etc. I think it is ridiculous to do this to manipulate a child and their family.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:03 pm |
  518. alex

    i personally think this is an outrage my parents pay enough for my education why would we want to spend more also there treating us like a billboard i honesty can say this needs to stop now!

    October 6, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  519. nicholas

    i dont think there should be adds on school notices because then the children will cry and bug their parents to take them to that place

    October 6, 2010 at 8:08 pm |
  520. Gage

    I don't really mind because the companies and the schools are chosing to put those adds on there. Any way, most of the time people don't look at the papers given out any way. So it should be fine as long as the companies don't go to crazy and don't fill out the whole page with adds and also don't put inapropriate ads aon the papers.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  521. anastasia

    why would they do that? that is a bad influence one the kids if they start a school they will do it too then it will go on and on tell someone stops it their jobs are to place good influeces on them not bad if they teach that then we would have a bad influence

    October 6, 2010 at 8:13 pm |
  522. nicholas

    i think it is terrible but also good. the schools will make money but our parents will get annoyed with it. the children will cry and bug their parents to take them to the store or bussiness. also it would be just like bullying. it would be like saying"hey kid, do my homework". THAT NOT RIGHT.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:13 pm |
  523. Kendall

    I don't think that this is the best choice for raising money for the school or district. Students are at school to learn and get an education, not to be a walking billboard. Can't they try to find another way to earn money like holding a fundraiser?

    October 6, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  524. Olivia

    Where I come from, they put ads and coupons on the backs of recipts. I don't think it would really matter becausenobody looks on the back of something unlees someone tells them to.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:22 pm |
  525. Floriane

    I dont think it makes much of a difference. People dont really look at the front page, why would they look at the back? And if it helps us out of the ressecion, I think its good.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:27 pm |
  526. Jack

    It would probably be a good idea except for the fact that little kids will probably be cut and sold when they firsts look at it. This should be done on older kids' flyers where they can use sense more effectively then little kids.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
  527. Mikayla

    If schools need to raise money why not a fundraiser. Putting advertisements on a school bus doesn't make it a school bus anymore. It makes it a billboard with wheels.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  528. lucas

    it is just wrong because the kids are the people who are sending the avertiesments to the grown up to make them buy there products they want the to by.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm |
  529. Kaytlyn

    I think it would be a good idea because it helps your school get more books,supplies,and activities and make school a better place.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:07 pm |
  530. richard

    I would give money to the school to help them.And for the teachers to buy more books and more supplies for the students.But what if its just a trick because some parents can barely pay for the house bills and the kids school

    October 6, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
  531. Nicole

    I think that it is perfectly fine to put advertisements on the back of school permission forms. That money that the school gets, goes straight to the school and helps the students. So, it is really for the students. I don't see anything wrong with that. Money is tight right now so, this is the only way to fix that. It is money that can be used for buses, food, repairs and much more. I think that it is a great Idea.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
  532. lucas

    It is a good job because the priceable is giving the parents a chance to give there kids new books or something fun on the end of the school year

    October 6, 2010 at 9:09 pm |
  533. daisy

    well, i meann you would want to advertise too but on a permission slip

    October 6, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
  534. Daisy

    I don't think that having advertisements on the back of "take home papers" is that bad because you might get a good idea for a gift. 🙂

    October 6, 2010 at 9:27 pm |
  535. ARNOLD

    I THINK IT IT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA FOR HIGH SCHOOL, BUT NOT ELEMENTORY BECAUS YOUNGER KIDS ARE MORE PRONE TO BEG THEIR PARENTS FOR STUF ON THE ADDS.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm |
  536. penny

    I think schools should not put ads on students notices because they might make kids want to buy the things in the ads and that wastes money. Plus even with the money they get from the ads they would still need to buy ink.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:49 pm |
  537. Zach

    It's a great idea another way to make great money. Schools should take what ever they can get money wise.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:49 pm |
  538. jacob

    if i had a little brouther and he came home from school and had advertisements on the back of his papers.i would think the school is crazie.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:50 pm |
  539. issabelle

    advertising businesses is fine ,but parents might get a little annoyed if their kids are saying something like "can we, can we, please"

    October 6, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  540. Karina

    School is a place to learn and get a road to success not to be advertisement. I think there are other ways to raise money besides this.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  541. Addie

    I think I would like it because the school gets more money so that we may buy more supplies for us to help us understand things better. After that the teachers may even get a share of that if they work really hard. The school can also purchase more technologies for the students to use!

    October 6, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  542. Zulu

    Well i mean schools need money its an easy way to get more money easy advertisment helping schools and companys. It accually depeneds on the company that the slip is advertising.....
    I would be surprised because its not normal, but i would think it is very smart and easy way to make money

    October 6, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  543. Finky

    My opinion on this is that these advertisements would be good because they would benefit the school because the ad companies would pay the schools that use their advertisements, and the schools could use this money to improve things for their schools, such as new textbooks.

    October 6, 2010 at 11:02 pm |
  544. Olivia

    I don't think that schools should have ads for anything outside of school on any paper work, unless it is relevant to that school. School should be about school and education-not about making a quick buck.

    October 6, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  545. Trisha

    In my opinion, adding ads in school papers to school paper is a bad thing and a good thing. The school can earn money, but the ads can distract students from what is written on the paper. Another bad thing is that ads are as annoying as commercials, and that might make parents not want to read the paper. The school can earn the money it needs, but it's not a very good way to earn money.

    October 6, 2010 at 11:37 pm |
  546. Miichael

    I think advertising on a bus is a good thing because then the schools will get payed for that and the students parents wont have to pay a single thing for the bus transportation.

    October 6, 2010 at 11:47 pm |
  547. Tanya

    I think its a waste of advertisment. I mean advertising is even on show, DURING/WHILE the show is going on. We already have a lot of complaints about it. On the other hand, it's good because it brings more customers for local shops. It creates more jobs for the unemployed. Its 50/50, win or lose situation.

    October 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm |
  548. Alisha

    I think this would be a great idea because where we are now with schools this would help them get the parents involved with helping the school out and good for businesses that are looking for new costumiers!

    October 7, 2010 at 12:19 am |
  549. Warner

    Putting ads on the back of students grades or etc. doesn't seem harmful but many parents may not want their kids to see a "pizza" ad because they want their kid to be "healthy." Even though this may sound like a great idea for the District to make money for the students, i would not be surprised to see it back fire!

    October 7, 2010 at 1:22 am |
  550. Layla

    I Don't like it. I would feel like people are using my brother and his school. If some of those advertisements had inapropriate conetent, I would feel like my brother should just switch schools.

    October 7, 2010 at 3:15 am |
  551. Art

    In this economy, schools are really hurting for money. I think ads on notes home to parents are a bettter way of raising money than putting junk food vending machines in. Plus, the ads wouldn't inconvenience students or parents in any way. P.S. On a recent StudentNewsA-Z, the host showed a clip of the Presidential Seal falling down during President Obamas' speech, and said it "fell off of the Preidents PODIUM". It's actually called a LECTERN.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:01 am |
  552. Dasol

    It would not make a smart solution for money. Little kids have lack of the ability to accept ads with proper judgements. If immoral ads appear on the back of a permission slip, it can make a serious harm to them.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:01 am |
  553. Charlie

    It may be okay but eventually the children will be disrupted in their learning habits so they don't need to put them on every handout, but possibly one a month .

    October 7, 2010 at 6:46 am |
  554. Justin

    Sending 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders home with advertisments on the backs of worksheets would be wrong. It's using the kids as a tube to get their parents sucked in to buying a product that the companies are forcing upon them.

    October 7, 2010 at 7:10 am |
  555. Noah

    i think that putting ads on the school newsletters would be a good idea. becuase istead of using the tax payers money they could get advertisment so that the tax payers dont have to pay as much

    October 7, 2010 at 7:18 am |
  556. Christine

    I honestly think there's nothing wrong with it. The only thing is that, although it may raise funds, are parents really going to pay attention to it?

    October 7, 2010 at 8:07 am |
  557. nolan

    well it not right companies should lay off of little kids under the age of 12 because there parents can take care of them they don't need to beg to get stuff its not right what the companies are doing

    October 7, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  558. Alex

    Its a great way to make a little money. I think if i saw it i would think it was ridiculous, but would not really care. When schools need money, they have to make changes. This is a good one because it takes nothing from the students, which is a problem in my school.

    October 7, 2010 at 9:01 am |
  559. Amy

    It could turn out as a benefit for many companies and for the school to raise funds needed. However, we should always keep in mind that school is the place of education and we should not take any advantage of the young, innocent children just because of their age.
    I'm telling you, it's not a smart thing to do!

    October 7, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  560. sam

    Not good thing to do...

    October 7, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  561. gabrielle

    I think it is definitely wrong because schools aren't a place for advertising or commercials. It is the place of EDUCATION! I hope everyone keeps that in mind, and hope they won't target young, innocent children.^-^

    October 7, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  562. Brice

    Why would schools do this to these kids they are not the school's assistants, or there co-workers

    October 7, 2010 at 9:39 am |
  563. Austin

    Advertising is a big player on so many levels and the public schools are an advertising playground. People may think that advertising at schools are hectic on the parents, if the child comes and asks there mom if they can go to pizza hut for supper the parent has the option to take them or to tell them no. The school is receiving money for little ads in the bulletin or on the back of a flyer, that saves tax payers money!!!!

    October 7, 2010 at 9:50 am |
  564. Tyler

    ads on school notices are a great way to raise money for the school. the economy is so bad that they have to get their money some where so why not.

    October 7, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  565. scotty

    What about the missing kid out there? They could be very hurt and the schools need to have better security. At least some schools have student I.D.. ALL schools should have that when kids go missing.

    October 7, 2010 at 10:24 am |
  566. Travis

    I think its a good idea because it will help the schools raise money.

    October 7, 2010 at 10:40 am |
  567. Ji'Sheila

    It's unnecessary because it is not going to get me $5. Why should I be the one that brings home the advertising, that is not my responsibility as a student. My responsibility is to eat fried chicken.

    October 7, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  568. Elijah

    I know that very few people take the time to take more than a brief glance at the ads on papers that kids bring home. When the schools start printing even more ads, which uses a lot of ink, and then they'd be wasting money on ink, on things that people won't take more then a passing glance at.

    October 7, 2010 at 10:44 am |
  569. Taylor

    If there were fun ads then I think that it would be fine, because it could be a chance to get rewarded for good grades.

    October 7, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  570. taco

    I think that this should not happen because it might make the school look like it is poor. And that might make less students go to that school.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  571. Herman

    It is really not that big of a deal, I mean who cares if there are ads on it, the kid has to get the slip sighed. Plus you don’t have to look at it.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  572. Iglesias

    I think if schools want to raise money that's fine but as long as they don't go over board with ads especially on school notifications, those are for informing the students and parents about important events at school, not for informing you about the latest deals at McDonalds.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  573. Tess

    Putting ads on the back of a school notice is somewhat pointless. Most parents wouldn't bother to look at it so why bother printing it. Plus an ad has nothing to do with school whatsoever. It might irritate some parents, which is exactly what school districts shouldn't want to do.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  574. Neema

    I think that depending what the advertisement is, that you should sign them. It could help school raise money so their won't be as many problems. The school could get better buses, or maybe better classrooms. You never know what the school might get!

    October 7, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  575. Miiuh

    Personally, I hate seeing ads anywhere. if they sent ads home with us on school notices, I would probably memorize the info and throw the paper away.(Ok maybe not really, but I would be mad enough to!) Also it's a waste of paper and ink that people could use to print useful things. I'm not saying there shouldn't be ads at all, just not on school notices.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:32 am |
  576. Tierra

    I think it is a good idea to raise money for the school because, theirs a lot of money problems with rising money for the schools. It could also help us pay for bus rides. It is a good idea but if its disturbing classes on their work then it’s kind of bad

    October 7, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  577. Lynita

    it is a good way to make money and some families might appriciate it because some parents cant get out of the house enough to know what there is anymore.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:50 am |
  578. Hannah

    It really depends on the advertisements. If it's an advertisment for cell phones or ipods, then I don't think that's nesessary. If it's an advertisment to convince people to volenteer and help people in need, then I think it's okay.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm |
  579. Brandon

    i think that putting a letter on the back of report cards is a good idea because it coud create more jobs:]

    October 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
  580. Mckinnon

    I think that puting adds on the back of report cards, letters ect. Is a good idea because it will help the bussnesises out and get new jobs for uneployed parents and older brothers and sisters.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  581. Kaleb

    I wouldn't like it at all. It's taking advantage of the elementary kids. If i were the parent of the student that was sent home with a ad on the back of a permission slip i would call the school.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:25 pm |
  582. Cadey

    I think that it would be a irritating because I have never liked ads that have to do with school. Why? It takes away the learning experience for lots of people.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm |
  583. Brad

    I believe that they shouldn't do this because the parents would probly get mad. I would be annoyed if that happened to me because it is a waste of ink. Lastly it wouldnt help at all for the businesses at all.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  584. Fabio

    In my opinion, this is a good way for local businesses to raise money. Half of the parents that get the note won't even notice the advertisements on the back. The only problem with this, is that it will waste a lot of ink.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  585. Leandra

    I think its great for the business and helps spread the word about it. At the same time though to me its kind of irritating that like on every paper there’s a business add. Also if its a little kid coming home with adds on everything it just seems like that business is trying to take advantage of that kid or parents.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm |
  586. Liam

    It's a great idea to raise money for the schools, but it's like trying to bribe parents and kids into giving money to the school. At my school they gave little slips to every one to go to chili’s and 15% would go to my school. I think this may rub some people the wrong way.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  587. colton

    I think that its not a very good idea. Because nobody is probably really not going to look at it or buy something thats on the advertisment. But it is good for business because the school needs money for their education.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
  588. BAILY

    I think it is a good idea because it could help parents and the schools themselves. At the same time I thing it is a bad idea because parents might take it wrong. The parents might take it the wrong way by thinking that the schools are money hungry

    October 7, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  589. Tiffinie

    To put ads on the back of student’s report cards can be a tricky situation. In a way, it's brilliant because it could mean local businesses are getting their names out and much needed money is going to the school. However, the subliminal messages carried with having those ads on student report cards could have a negative effect on the process or create ill-will towards the businesses using the ads.

    October 7, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  590. Marie

    I think it is a good idea especially in smaller towns, because the business will sometimes have harder times advertising on billboards. Also it would benefit the school no matter where they are, because it gives the school more money.

    October 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm |
  591. Mason

    I think it`s to much money for the school

    October 7, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  592. Andre

    Well is the advertisements for local businesses are giving money to the school for help with the kids or the school itself, then i think its would be ok. The paper will just show the sponsors that are helping.

    October 7, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
  593. Mike

    Schools are feeling the budget crunches with reduction in budgets and funding from the Federal and State governments they (schools) have to begin to think outside the box to fund schools. If they (states) (feds) do not change how schools are funded schools will have to continue to use creative ways to fund the items they feel are important to a young persons education.

    October 7, 2010 at 3:29 pm |
  594. courtney

    that is horrible and that they need to just keep it the way they have this whole time plane out just back and front.

    October 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm |
  595. Jobe

    I would be mad. School is a place for us to go to learn,Not a place for buisnesses to have free advertising.

    October 7, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
  596. Shawna

    I think that the advertisements would be a great idea! It helps support the local community especially in a time like this. The companies are paying for the advertisements so the school receives money too. I think its a cool idea.

    October 7, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
  597. Meredith

    I think it is a good and bad idea at the same time. It is a good idea because it helps raise money for schools! I don't like the idea at the same time because I don't think they should have to put more ads up. They are tons of them everywhere.

    October 7, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  598. Jessica

    Mouth would drop open and I would grab my phone. Then a song would come to mind. I would call the school and yell at them. 🙂

    October 7, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  599. Briana

    I think it would be weird if schools started to put ads on slips and papers that are sent home. It would be like saying, "No school this Friday... oh and by the way Jimmy Joe's Restauraunt is open from 9-6 this weekend!" It just makes no sense all.

    October 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm |
  600. Danielle

    I think that they shoulnt let that happen because the ad could be something illegal.

    October 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm |
  601. Blakeley

    I think that putting ads on the back of permission slips is fine and that it raises money for the school that might be needed. The businesses that put ads on the back of slips don't take advantage, but just get more advertising. Besides most of the time they are businesses that the school uses and children from one of the workers or owners goes to the school.

    October 7, 2010 at 4:34 pm |
  602. Hanna

    I think mom should sign it. Oh that's what you mean! Sorry! I would think it's a dumb way of getting money for the school. What we do is we have days where we go to a place and get half of the money. That's way better than putting the ads on the back of the paper.

    October 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  603. James

    Its okay as long as its appropriate

    October 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  604. Baylee

    Puting ads on the back of some homework might be good. I mean, if it gives the school money then thats awesome. But, if the ads are for McDonalds, Video Games, or Movies then they shouldn't have to be on there. It would be better if they had ads for schoolbooks, highschool loans, or college options.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  605. Nicholas

    I think this is a great idea for schools to make money and for buissnesses to get advertisement in their community. It's not like you're putting a big advertisement sticker on a childs book bag. It's just another good idea to raise money for schools in these tough economic times.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  606. Patience

    I think it is wrong because the advertizers are just using the kids to help them get more customers. People are also spending to much money by putting advertizment on the back of a little ids paper of permission slip. I think it is very wrong.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  607. Sadie

    I think its a great idea. Some people think that its just a way to exploit your children, but really its helping them. The buisnesses reserve a spot on the coupon sheet and the school gets money. To me, its enhancing there schools. It's a great and creative way to raise school funds and i think all schools with low resources should try it.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  608. Brenden

    I really think that this is a bad idea. Because buisnesses are just using kids to get their messages out to parents. Kids should not be able to be treated like this...

    October 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  609. Ian

    My reaction would be why do they do that? Its a good way to raise money but still your kinda making them into an advertisement.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  610. jacob

    i dont think its a good idea because then kids will want all that stuff they advertise

    October 7, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  611. Mollie

    It depends on the ad that comes home. If it says something like "Go to your local library for books galore" then its fine, but I don't want to see an ad that says "Bud-Light the sure sign of a good time visit your local beer dealership for a 5 dollar cupon" i don't want it coming home!If it's appropriate, and It's for school, it's okay.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  612. Suzie

    I think that putting adds on the back of papers is a good idea to raise money. With all of the papers kids bring home, the money would be raised quickly and easily. I wouldn't have a issue if my sister brought adds home, and it would be a good way for me to see the shops around the neighborhood.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  613. Jonathan

    It depends on it really. If the school could see what ad it would be first it would be fantastic. Be a great way to make extra money for the school and it would be an appropriate ad. Both the company who gives the ad and school will come out ahead in the end.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  614. Josie

    I don't think that having ads on the backs of papers that go home will affect anybody who takes part in the transaction negatively. In fact, it wouldn't be impossible if neither the parents or the students read or even looked at the ads. I think it is a good way to raise money if the money is desperately needed. Also, with the economy the way it is, if it does bring the advertisers a little more business, it's beneficial to the community. As long as the ads are appropriate, I see no qualms as to why it would be a bad idea.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  615. Gary

    I think its a great way for any buisness to advertise, and it also helps the school earn money. i'd sign it if i were you.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  616. Seth

    I feel that ads that go home with children is a good idea to raise money but that the corporations that go home with the student should be monitored closely. For example, promoting healthy foods rather than an add from a fast food joint.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:15 pm |
  617. MeGaN

    I think it's a good way to make money and these kids and parents probably won't pay attention to the ads so i say go ahead why not?

    October 7, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  618. David

    Schools definitely need the money. I got a paper today and it had adds on the back. I thought it was a great way to get some money for the school. I don't thing this a way of taking advantage of students because there are already so many adds out there. It really would not change anything.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  619. Shope

    I think that if companies are that desperate to have advertisments on the back on a student's permission slip, then they should't have even chosen to start selling a product.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  620. amber

    im all for it because its helping the bisness and it lets us know wat fun things are in the area

    October 7, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  621. Ashley

    I see no problem with putting an ad on the back of a school notice or permission slip. With schools having less money because of budget cuts the ad's could get them more money. As long as the ad's are appropriate for school.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  622. Sidney

    I think that it is ok but only if the advertisements are educational, like tutoring or something. It is school, so most things should be school related.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  623. Abby

    I think it's a great way to earn money for schools, but I don't think they should put them back of papers. They could just have a little booklet full of notices and coupons instead of the back of permission slips and other papers. Maybe they could have more fund raisers. I just don't think on the back of papers.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
  624. Rachel

    I think that it is good and bad. It's good because if the companies are paying for the ad space then the school gets more money but if the companies aren't paying then why should they waste our paper space.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
  625. heather

    THIS IS TOTALLY WRONG. EVERY WHERE PEOPLE GO THERE ARE ADS, BUT NOW THERE ARE ADS ON SCHOOL PAPERS? ARE YOU THAT DESPERATE???

    October 7, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
  626. Zak

    I personally don't think it will make much of a difference with the ads. It will help local businesses & if parents don't like the idea, they can simply ignore the back of the sheet...

    October 7, 2010 at 6:55 pm |
  627. Theodore

    I think this will be a great idea for school fundraising. Not only will the school get benefit from the money the shops will too. More money means more customers which opens up more space for jobs. The economy might recover a bit from that.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:55 pm |
  628. Shamelle

    I think it's a good idea. The more money our schools get the more things our schools can improve. This is a smart idea and more kids should do it!!!

    October 7, 2010 at 7:01 pm |
  629. Beau

    schools shouldnt do this it offensive to me because i dont want to be sent to many places just to try the specials or the sales!!!!!

    October 7, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
  630. Nicole

    This is a good way to raise money for school. It is better than paying $400 per kid every year for bus service.

    October 7, 2010 at 7:03 pm |
  631. LaQuisha

    It's a terrible idea! Its really not smart because having an ad for some grocery store on a field trip slip is kind of dumb! Can't our schools think of something better!

    October 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm |
  632. Franklin

    I think it's intelligent thinking done by the school. I would not have thought of something so unique. But I think it's superfluous that they have it on so many things. If they limited it down to just certain notes it would be even better.

    October 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm |
  633. Aquia

    Awesome thought put into this. It is a very good idead and many other schools should do it to!!!!

    October 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm |
  634. Aidan

    I think it is a good idea, because you don't need to waste our natural resources building billboard that people don't even use

    October 7, 2010 at 7:27 pm |
  635. Katie

    It wouldnt help the school make money it would just make more people irritated and not buy from those companies any more. I Know I wouldn't buy from them if it had logos on my brothers slip.

    October 7, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  636. Anonymous

    I think only appropriate adds should be on school buses, and the companies should have to pay alot of money.

    October 7, 2010 at 7:50 pm |
  637. Clay

    I think the advertisment have to be appropriat, and the companies should have to pay a lot of money.

    October 7, 2010 at 7:53 pm |
  638. morgan

    how cares wats the big deal it helps the school and tha resterrants a win win wy would people think its such a bad thing

    October 7, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  639. Emerald

    I think it's a really good idea...the school gets the money from the business and doesn't have to do anything in return except put the ad on the back of papers.

    October 7, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  640. Mary

    I think as long as the advertisements have something to do with school they would be OK. I have no problem with it as long as they are appropriate for school

    October 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  641. hunter

    I think it will make people spend more money!

    October 7, 2010 at 8:17 pm |
  642. Monica

    I think that is an extremly great idea to put ad on permission slips. As long as the ads are safe for people with children. Schools need the extra money to help the kids.

    October 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  643. Violeta

    No,I wouldn't want to see an ad because it would take up learning space

    October 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm |
  644. Jenna

    Yeah I think that is a good idea because it's not wasting more trees. Also, I think its a bad thing because when I was little I would always look at the back of the paper, and if there was an advertisment on it that I liked or wanted the person might convince his/her mom or dad to buy it, and waste there money that could be saved for school or something else.

    October 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  645. Sumija

    I think it's good for that business, but it should be recommended if it helps to teach kids, some thing like Kumon or something that tutors kids to help them learn.

    October 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm |
  646. Judy

    I disagree with this idea because I think that ads need to be sepret form school premission slips. The idea of adds are good but not on homework or premission slips put them on other notes.

    October 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm |
  647. Angel

    Supporting your school means more school supplies, teachers, books, etc. If having advertisements on the back of school notices is what it takes to raise funds, I say why not? It's really not a bad idea, unless the advertisement supports themes for more mature audiences- but otherwise, if the ad supports school related subjects, then go for it!

    October 7, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  648. riri

    I think it's ok as long as the ad is something that is appropriate for school, like a new restraunt or something, but not something that the kids will get too dragged into and drive thier parents crazy, like an ice cream parlor.

    October 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  649. Briley

    I think that this is a great idea!! If people are scared that the kids will beg for whatever is on the back of the papers just make sure the ads have boring stuff, and it's not like parents HAVE to look at the ads. It's just another way for the school to get more money.

    October 7, 2010 at 8:54 pm |
  650. Christina

    In some ways, this can be a good thing, now the parents of the students can pay less for school. Also, it can be a bad thing, because some parents might think that now they need to use the coupons.

    October 7, 2010 at 8:55 pm |
  651. Victoria

    They shouldn't put ads on the back of school notices because sure it would lower prices but it would also make kids beg and plead with their parents to use the coupons and even aggravate people who like to use the back of those papers for sketches or even taking notes in a class.

    October 7, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  652. Hannah

    I see no problem Unless it isn't appropriate. It must be school related, like tutoring. It's a great way to raise money because of budget cuts. If a returant menu can have ad's, why can,t school notice slips?

    October 7, 2010 at 9:07 pm |
  653. Maggie

    I think that the schools do need money however putting an ad in a childs letter is wrong because you are useing them to get money wich is tottally wrong

    October 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm |
  654. Ella

    I think it would be a great idea to earn money for education.

    October 7, 2010 at 9:23 pm |
  655. Emma

    I don't think that is a good idea because that will make the kid's want to go to those places and some family's may not be able to afford it. Although I think It would be okay if they put school-related ads.

    October 7, 2010 at 9:25 pm |
  656. camille

    I think that its wrong because of the econonomy and parents with the struggle of money they might not have enough money for the child to do that.Also it the money the business makes shhouldnt go towards the school!

    October 7, 2010 at 9:30 pm |
  657. Hailey

    I think it is a good idea that schools do that type of advertisement for local businesses but then it seems like a bad idea because if the kids see that they will ask parents to go there and spend money wich is not a bad thing but parents might get badgerd

    October 7, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  658. Fred

    This is a great way to help support schools. Although, I don't think it will help much, because many parents don't have a lot of money these days.

    October 7, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
  659. Ian

    This is a good way to get money ,but it can give off some bad influences to adults. They could and sometimes do get the wrong idea.

    October 7, 2010 at 9:57 pm |
  660. wendell

    I do not think that it takes advantage of the elementary students, because all they know is that they are told to give it to there parents to sign and bring back, not to look at the advertisement and tell there parents about it.

    October 7, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  661. Elise

    An advertisement on a school notice is the worst way to advertise, plus it's just plain rude. It makes me want to go to whatever company on the notice even less. I never knew about this kind of thing until it was posted here.

    October 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  662. Fiona

    i think that if my youger sibling (if i had one)came home and had an ad on his papers i would get upset at the school and i would think about how thier over reacting on this subject!my school does lots of activities to raise money like selling bags or cookies not puting an ad for things like flowers!

    October 7, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  663. Chano

    If I brought a permission slip with a ad on it home I would feel like I'm being used, but sometimes they have some good coupons.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  664. Ana

    I believe that ads should be allowed, but only if they promote something educational... It's okay for your little brother coming home and saying "Mom, mom, I want to play an instrument!" But not okay for them to say, "Mom, mom can we go to the pizza parlor today???"

    October 7, 2010 at 11:49 pm |
  665. Blake

    There is no problem with ads on the back of permission slips because it could get people involved in those ads and because of budget cuts in the schools, the new ads are a great way of making money for school supplies and new books.

    October 8, 2010 at 12:03 am |
  666. Shook

    I think it is pretty good idea. Who cares about the back of the school notice? AND it is good to schools as well!

    October 8, 2010 at 3:45 am |
  667. Coleman

    I think that is a great idea... It should be something that is reasonable...the ads should be something school related. Perhaps tutoring or maybe something physical like sportd to encourage some students to play sports....

    October 8, 2010 at 7:06 am |
  668. Amara

    I think it is a great way for schools to raise money for educational stuff because some schools don't have as much as some do and it would be a great opurtunity for schools to get the money they need.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:17 am |
  669. Jonathan

    Big business is slowly taking over our beautiful country, and this is just another horrifying example. School is for teaching students foundation for their future life, not for promoting Dominoes to their parents. This despicable act should be punished by the fullest extent of the law.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:19 am |
  670. Evan

    Truthfully, very few parents would read the entire signature sheet, let alone a back side which they know is covered in advertisements. Advertisements, however, belong not on school papers, but on the street or in the media.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:19 am |
  671. Tommy

    Placing advertisements on school notices is inappropriate. Some school notices contain very important information. Having gaudy advertisements on notices distracts from the important message.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:19 am |
  672. Lauren

    I believe that as long as the ads are appropriate to that grade level, then they should be allowed because it helps the school raise money and will eventually benefit the kids.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:20 am |
  673. Andy

    I don't think adding advertisements to the school notices is a bad idea. Both the school and the business benefit from the advertising, and the students and parents probably won't care too much. Most will ignore the advertisement anyways, so this is a good way for schools to raise extra money.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:20 am |
  674. Dan

    In this economy many schools are strapped for cash. I have no objection to the practice of putting ads on the backs of permission forms. This seems like a good way for schools to make money. Besides, very little parents read the permission slips and it is unlikely they will notice any ads, not that most will have any objection.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:21 am |
  675. Madysan

    Ads could be a great idea in the current state of economy. If the school needs the money or the local business needs promotion, it could do a lot of good. But it should be taken into consideration that most will not pay attention to them.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:21 am |
  676. Dan

    I'm not a fan of the whole idea, not only does it take advantage of elementary students, but it also exploits families to give up funds for their schools problems.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:22 am |
  677. Ben

    Advertisements on school notices is a very useful way for schools to make money. Although I personally find this method very tacky, it is important for schools to be properly funded to support their students.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:23 am |
  678. robert

    I think it's ok but the advertisements should be sent on a diffrent paper

    October 8, 2010 at 9:19 am |
  679. Fiala

    If my little brother came home with an ad on the back of his papers I would hate it because it would probably make him want to buy something. It would be bad because if he does get it it would make us waste our money on stuff he really doesn't need. If he doesn't get it then he will get really upset.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:37 am |
  680. Gabriela

    I think that when students that are in elementary schools bring ads home on their school notices is kind of taking advantage of them by so that the school that they attend can raise money for it.It would feel strange for me if their were ads on the back of notices but its alse a good way to raise money for schools, but instead of doing that they should have more fund raisers and things like that to raise money.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:39 am |
  681. Mitchell

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with putting an ad on papers at school. If anything it is a great way to make extra money for the school. I know for a fact my parents would have no probleom with it. The ads would be less apealing to me though because it has to do with school.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:40 am |
  682. Micah

    The kids may not understand the advertisements just yet, but subliminally it will definitely take its toll on the children's minds.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  683. Jordan

    I would ask him who gave the ad to him. Afterward I would I would tell him to throw it away or return it. Why would the school give ads to little kids?

    October 8, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  684. Cheyanne

    I think if my little brother or sister came home with an ad on the back of one of there papers it would be ok if it had somthing to do with school. If it was somthing random then it wouldn't be right.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:43 am |
  685. Miguel

    i think it is a bad idea. What if little kids where not reading the impotant news letter says. Also the adds can make kids want to go to the place the adds are talking about. The letters might say somthing information that is very inportant. But the kids might just be worried on the adds only. So I think it should not be done.....(=

    October 8, 2010 at 9:43 am |
  686. leybis

    if my little brother brings one home i wouldn't waste my time on it, whats the point.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  687. Ostin

    It is bad and good. i think if you son is coming home with some thing on the back of a paper. It is bad that your son might have a place to go after school.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  688. Ariel

    I think that is not ok cause we may sell stuff for they can keep the money. We never get nothing from selling or buying. In fourth grade they told us to buy crayons for at the end they keeped all the year long.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:50 am |
  689. jordan

    I think it is a good way to make money for the school also for the kids to get new play grounds and new books to if it doesnt hurt the kids its ok in my opinion.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:54 am |
  690. Marellyn

    I think its okay that school notice have ads. I think its okay because the school can the businesses. And its can help they get more customers.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  691. francisco

    I think that there should be ads as long as the things dont cost that much.its also a good idea because they could raise money to pay the buses

    October 8, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  692. Domity

    MY REACTION WOULD BE SUPRISED AND JELAOUS.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:05 am |
  693. Domity

    I THINK ITS A GOOD IDEA BECAUSE SOME SCHOOLS NEED THE MONEY.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  694. Antonio

    I think that it would be a bad thing but it's for elemantary school kids and they will probably ask for it. Also i think it would be better for older kids for that.B)

    October 8, 2010 at 10:07 am |
  695. Alexi

    I think that ads for school notices would be a really good thing becasuse if it would be saving paper and im all for that. I like recylcing. If the ads were abouot bad things then i woldnt want people to do tat but i dont think that the school would put innapropiate things on the back of things.=)

    October 8, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  696. felipe

    i think that my reaction would be that it would be a bad idea because it is taking advantage of kids because they are just putting advertisement on the back of the paper so your parents could see them and go to the places instead of caring about what their child has to do with in school. I think that they should just have the blank paper with what they have to sign instead of advertising a bunch of stuff that is not needed.Schools definitely need the money. I got a paper today and it had adds on the back. I thought it was a great way to get some money for the school. I don't thing this a way of taking advantage of students because there are already so many adds out there. It really would not change anything.
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    October 8, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  697. Tatyana

    I think that they shouldnt put that on my little brothers paper 😀

    October 8, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  698. dilara

    I think that if my little bro came home with a permission slip with a ad on it I would question it a little bit but I dont think its a bad idea. Schools need the money and that's what their trying to do. Kids don't really care whats on the back of there paper as long as they get the paper signed or get the paper in. Its a good idea to get money in schools and it works.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  699. Tatyana

    Thats ok because your raising money for your school. Just dont take advantage of my lil bro!!

    October 8, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  700. Naseer

    I think that they shuldnt put ads on the back of a permisssion slip because if they school is that desporate then they should just close

    October 8, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  701. allison

    I think is okay. Its just an effective way to raise money. If its helping out the school that would mean that the kids are getting a better education. The parents should be for the Ads!

    October 8, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  702. Stephanie

    My reaction would be shocked because when i look at the of the school's notice. And it said the school needs more money i would praticapte in a fund raiser at least that would be a good idea.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:21 am |
  703. jessie

    i don't think it is a good idea because the advertisements on backs of papers because they are just using the kids for there own good!!

    October 8, 2010 at 10:28 am |
  704. Crystal

    I would grab the phone and tell mom and dad.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:37 am |
  705. De'Auni

    I think that is crazy how they made an advertisement on the back of a child's permission slip. I think that they are trying to get more businesses because they don't have any.I guess though thats good for them to but still i would at lease put it in a newspaper instead of a permission slip.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  706. Danielle

    I believe selling advertisements on the back of school forms is an odd but great idea to raise money. Both the schools and businesses profit from the idea and the important school message is sent home. I give it two thumbs up!

    October 8, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  707. Nina

    I don't think that there are any problems with this. It seems like a great way to raise money for the school, and there is no potential negative effect from this.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  708. James

    Advertisements on school documents are only acceptable if the profits are directly used to benefit the students in a particular way. Ads are fine if the money is specifically allocated to a certain cause.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  709. Lizzy

    Well, if the intentions of the profits and the advertisements are strictly for the advantage of the students, I don't see a problem with it.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:54 am |
  710. Donny

    I believe that for schools to sell advertisements on forms and letters makes what is being sent out illegitimate. It takes away from what is actually important on the letter or form, and draws the reader's attention somewhere else. It also makes the school look greedy in the eyes of the parents receiving the letter, because they seem more involved in selling for ad space than promoting a positive environment for their students.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:54 am |
  711. Curran

    Selling adds on students papers, for the purpose of buying school supplies, and not for personal gain, is a very good idea in my opinion.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:54 am |
  712. Clara

    Ads would be fine to put on some papers like certain notices for parents only. As long as the ads are not on tests and other papers where the ads could be distracting, then putting ads on papers is ok.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:54 am |
  713. Rachel

    There are already advertisements all over the media, such as commercials. There is a time and place to advertise businesses, but on school notices is not. There are many other ways to raise money for the schools.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  714. Catherine

    I think it is a good idea to put ads on papers that go home. It supports the local community and is an easy way for schools to raise money. The ads should all be for places that younger kids can go to as well as adults.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  715. Katherine

    Since the advertisements will be used to benefit the school and raise money for educational purposes then I think it would be a creative way to raise funds for the school and also promote local businesses.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  716. Matt

    I think this is a terrible idea. Schools should not become places for buisnesses to try to earn customers. Schools, like churches, serve a special purpose. They are places of learning, not temples of capitalism.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  717. Trey

    Although advertisement space is a very easy and efficient way for schools to pick up a quick buck, a public educational setting is not the place for private advertising. Advertisements are distracting from school business

    October 8, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  718. McKenzie

    I don't see much of an ethical conflict in putting adverts on school announcements, though the practicality of it remains to be seen. Many times, the announcement does not make it home much less to the hands of parents. Local businesses probably would not benefit from this kind of advertising. Maybe advert directed to students such as tutoring groups could advertise instead.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:57 am |
  719. Lauren

    I think that it would in no way create a problem for students or parents. It would be beneficial in the sense that it may raise money that could be used for charitable acts. It may also encourage spending which our economy desperately needs at this time.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:57 am |
  720. Dan

    This is a good idea because it offsets the cost of sending out the notices through the mail. Postage is paid for by the tax-payers and this would allow for money to flow elsewhere.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:57 am |
  721. Adam

    I think that a limited amount of advertising is acceptable on papers sent home to parents. This approach to advertising would boost the local economy and help businesses advertise on a more concentrated level. I would not be angered to see advertisements on a school notice.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:57 am |
  722. Austin

    I do not think it is a good idea to merge corporate and educational interests. I believe business ads will distract from a students education.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  723. Ryan

    I think that they should get more teachers because there are to many students

    October 8, 2010 at 11:00 am |
  724. Dylan

    It wouldn't be to much of a deal, either the parents and/or guardians can just deal with the ad, since it wouldn't be too hard to ignore. Otherwise the goverment will just end up raising taxes. I would rather just have the ads.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  725. kendall

    I dont think there is anything wrong with the advertisements on the back of the papers. It will help school funds and money issues with both the bisness as well as the school. 🙂

    October 8, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  726. Alex

    I think its a great way to raise money but it has to be educational its kids and kids are in school so it should be school but its a good way to raise money and money for the business.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  727. maddie

    i think you should not put adds in the school notices because i think they are stuped and i am also getting tempted to do school fundraisers because all they need is money!!! 😦

    October 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  728. Haylee

    Ithink that is a bunch of bull.Are they that desprite to put ads on the back of permision slips.I mean that is saving paper but we can put notices on the back like cheerleading try outs 2/2/2010.

    Thats the truth

    October 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
  729. spencer

    i dont like the idea because what if a tobbaco company wants to advertise and if they are rejected there might be a lawsuit

    October 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  730. Bradley

    Let them advertise for cigerettes and alchol on the buses.

    October 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  731. Hannah

    I think this is uncalled for! I mean seriously thats not right it's sort of like bribing people but im sure its probly "notifying".

    October 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  732. Skyler

    I am against ads on the back of fliers that kids take home. It is school, and you are kind of using the kids if you advertise a company on the back of a paper. When kids go hame, they are going to want to go get what is advertised. It is school, and if there must be ads, it should be school related.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm |
  733. Sean

    I isnt right to put ads on school work, but it is a good idea.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:13 pm |
  734. chris

    i do not like that because that would just look wierd.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
  735. Avery

    I think that its ok to put ads on the back of school papers, but I think they should have something to do with school.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm |
  736. Cesar

    I think that its a good way to make money and this will probably better if it stays that way. I'll explain with an example remember the 400 dollars to ride a bus. This is a good way to stop paying money to ride the bus with doing commercials on back of student news letter.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:18 pm |
  737. liessa

    i think it will show the school a bad repeutatioin...its not smart to do that and hows is that really going to help....kids will get a bad impresstion =P

    October 8, 2010 at 1:19 pm |
  738. Loc

    i think this is a great idea.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  739. Tyrus

    i think it would be a way of saying we are going to take advantage of this school by putting ads where their parents could see them thats really strange and not liked by this kid.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  740. zack

    i think that putting ads on the back of school papers is ok, but they better not be too weird. because if the ads attract too much attention, kids might make fun of the ads, therefore holding up class

    October 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  741. Theron

    I say that this is a terrible idea.If the students are sent to the school to learn, so be it. I'm all for that;I want our students to be educated. But, with the advertisements, that disrupts the learning environment and makes it more business oriented. I don't think parents want their little boys and girls showing them products and services on the backs of their permission slips.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm |
  742. Kate

    I think this is a great way to raise money for schools and if my mom found an ad on my slips I don't think it would be a problem.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  743. Rebal

    I think that it is a good idea as long as the dont overload and keep sending does advertisements daily.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  744. saydi

    I'm not really sure, but maybe this is a good idea...

    October 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  745. Katie

    i think that ads on slips of paper are ok. i say as long as the ads serves a purpose to the student or their family that would be ok. but ads for resturaunts, furniture stores, or an other crazy ads like that would be dumb. its a school hat has an ad. not a magazine.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  746. james

    I dont really think its going to hurt anyone so why does it matter

    October 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  747. Darlene

    I think it is okay....

    October 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  748. Bioshadow

    if my little brother came home with one, i wouldn't know what to do but i'd talk to my parents about it since i'm with them for now.

    October 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm |
  749. tyree

    i think that it is a waste of time because if we are in a ression parents dont have enough money and they work for there money

    October 8, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
  750. Autumn

    I think it is a good way for schools to raise money. I wish our school did that, because our levy hasn't passed in 17 years.

    October 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  751. Tamara

    putting ads on a school notice is ridiculous. Kids should be able to come without something being advertised. Schools can find a different way to get money then advertising on school papers.

    October 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  752. Anabell

    I think it's not okay because the kids don't know that they're advertising
    and the businessmen are taking advantage of these kids by advertising.

    October 8, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  753. Jinoh

    I believe that it is perfectly fine for a company to advertise on school notices. After all, the company gets advertised and the school gains money, it's a win-win situation. However, I also believe that the ads should be relevant to school (e.g. there shouldn't be any ads for a shaving razor, there should be ads about notebooks, pens, etc.).

    October 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  754. Wayne

    I completely diagree with the idea proposed by Jinoh. It's not a win-win situation because the companies potentially lose money. This is because there would be debates over whether or not schools should allow companies to put ads on school notices, such as this "debate" over here. The schools would also not profit as much as hoped for because complaints would be filed about advertisements on school notices.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  755. selena

    in my oppioin, i don't like it at all i really think they shouldn't do that.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  756. anyomus

    I think having adds on our notices its like there using us they just want the money.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  757. Elena

    It's a great way to advertise local buisnesses and raise money for a schools but on the other hand it would not be good if they advertised not so kid friendly places. So in the end it would be a good thing to start doing as long as they keep it clean.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  758. hill

    I think its a waste of ink and time its not like people are actually gonna pay any attention to it at all

    October 8, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  759. hannah

    i think its terrible to have kids bring home notes with ads we never sighned up for this i deffently would feel cheated but then again my family never cares about those ads but i would still feel used.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  760. Jabels

    its all good. 🙂

    October 8, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  761. jesuss

    i think that's a great idea because they'll be raisin extra money to be able to support the cost and at the same time its helping families who can't afford to pay for it.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  762. Hannah

    I think that schools putting advertisements on the back of school forms is a creative way of raising money for school funds. If it helps get the money necessary for the schools to function without putting more pressure on parents to do so, I think that it is perfectly acceptible. Although the advertisements should be age appropiate, expecially if a six year old can read them.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  763. kyra

    i just think theres no reason to put ads on notes. Then the kids are going to beg there parents to go their. I my opinion its just dumb.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  764. Ashley

    I think it's actually a pretty good idea...but most parents probably won't pay attention to the ads so personally, i just don't know.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  765. kylyn

    i do agree to post ads because it will help with field trips and other activitis

    October 8, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  766. Kyra

    Theres no reason to put ads on notes. The parents will be most anoyed cause the kids will want to buy or go to the places on the notes. In my opinion its just dumb.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  767. Amber

    No, i dont think thats fair for the students and their parents. Its just like being used, they need to pay for their own adds on billboards and such. They shouldnt be depending on schools for their buisness.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  768. Savannah

    This to me is no big deal. An advertisement is a way for a school to get money. My school is low on money and if they put ads on the back of school notices, I would not think of this as a big deal.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  769. Ti

    Using kids to get money isn't right. There are other ways for schools to get money. That doesn't include asking the parents for it. They cab do fundraisers to earn money. Fundraisers would be a good way to get the kids involved voluntarily.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  770. Amani

    It is a good thing to at least give the advertisement a try.If fundraisers aren't enough then having advertisements brought home that will convince parents to buy that item;which can help that school.

    October 8, 2010 at 7:31 pm |
  771. marie

    i do not think it is a good idea because then the students will want to get the items and give their parents a hard time

    October 8, 2010 at 7:39 pm |
  772. Carrie

    I think that i a great idea it would save paper and help us not get so much junk mail that we throw away daily. It might also help the whole money issue.

    October 8, 2010 at 7:41 pm |
  773. Madi and Vanessa

    Putting advertisements on school notices is okay because people already see ads on streets, magazines, t.v., and other places so it would not influence children any more than the others. Also, it benefits the school by raising money to support it. With the little funding schools have now, putting ads on school notices is not a bad idea at all.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:04 pm |
  774. Haley

    I think ads for school is a bad idea. Mainly because there would be many ads for unhealthy foods, which, in turn would raise childhood obesiety.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:27 pm |
  775. Rylee

    I think I wouldn't even notice an add if it was on a slip, but my brother would probably see it and if it was something he liked he would probably bug my mom until she got it for him.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm |
  776. Angelique

    Personally, I feel that if my fellow sibling came home witha permission slip or something of that nature, I would not be too pleased with the ads UNLESS they truly say they will halp the school.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm |
  777. Nichole

    I think it is a good idea because it's not going to be bothersome and it's a new and smart way of advertising. Also, it can get the school a lot of money for just putting advertisements on the back a school sheet. Although the businesses might not get any extra business, the school still gets valuable money that is well needed in the time of this recession.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm |
  778. Kalyn

    I think that it is a bag thing to have ads on the back of school notices because not many people will pay attention to it because they are probably more interested in the notice/ letter from the school. Also, there are so many more ways to businesses to advertise.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  779. Dakota

    It's a double edged sword; I can see both points. My opinion? It's a good way for schools to raise desperately needed money, and it's not like anyone is going to pay attention to the ads on the backs.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm |
  780. Meredith

    It really depends on what advertisements they are. If they're advertisements for educational things or school supplies, then I think it's fine, go for it. But if it's for a pizza place or like an arcade, than no, they should keep adds away.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  781. Jade

    I really don't think it is a good idea. The school should just stick to one topic. The school doesn't need to be advertising for things.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  782. Joseph

    I think it's not good for students. It is a waste of paper, kids will probably throw it away before it reaches the parents, anyway. It is wrong the school it just doing this to earn money, what about fundraisers which would actually help students with business education.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  783. Annie

    If my brother came home with an ad I would not mind. My parents have the willpower to say NO. We already have the nagging of ads from everywhere, and if it helps schools I am all for it!

    October 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  784. Kaitlyn

    I think it would be okay depending on the advertisment. As long as it was kid appropiate I think it would be okay. Its a good way to earn money for businesses in this economy.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  785. Kortney

    I think it's a great way to make some money for your school, I mean I get papers a lot, if you just made them pay a penny for every 10 papers with an ad on it, we'd be good for a while. Plus I bet that not even half of the school even makes it out of school with the paper, most of it just gets thrown out anyway...

    October 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  786. Sierra

    I see many problems with this advertisement on the back of these school papers, because the parents may get very annoyed with their kids asking them to get whatever it is on the back of these papers

    October 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  787. Noah

    As long as nothing that could get us hurt when we are riding the bus is in the ads im all for it.i also am against it ,because its like putting tattoos that are ads on us and having us sponser things for them. I would hate it! we dont need anything that we dont need, and anything we dont need we shouldnt waste money on.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:23 am |
  788. Mary

    I think it depends strongly on which type of advertisement it is. If it's for unhealty, yet popular, snackfoods, then it could possibly influence your little brother's eating habits for the worse. There could be many objectionable things about ads, but the positives might outweigh the negatives. For example; what if the money raised from the ads goes to Choir and they get to go on trips, thereby causing them to win contests? That would be a pro. What if it contributed to better, more healty alternatives for lunches? What if it allowed for their not to be a fee for riding the bus, like the school mentioned previously? Overall, I think that it would be a good thing for school economy.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:41 am |
  789. Aria

    I guess it would be okay,for some of the older kids. But for the younger kids NO WAY!!!

    October 9, 2010 at 9:37 am |
  790. Rachel

    I see no problem with it. Though, schools get money from the parents already, it's taken away by all the expensives. Getting money from business, will always help. As long as it's not anything that school is againist, it's fine to put on the back of a slip. Most likely, the parents will not look at the adviretisment, they'll sign the slip and go on doing something else.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:00 am |
  791. ally

    ya it would raise but what think of school then

    October 9, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  792. Hailie

    I think it would be okay if it was school type advertisement. I think it depends on what you are advertising. If I started getting advertisements and they were not school appropriate I would say something.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  793. madison

    i it would be fine aslong as the avertisements are educational. for example like from the rereation dep. avertizing sign ups for basketball and other sports!

    October 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  794. George

    I think its a great idea to raise money, but I think that the advertisements should be educational. Like book fairs at a local book store or tutoring.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  795. julia

    i think adveritsemets on back of notes is wrong,beacuse, if i where a parent and my kid said mommy can we go to this pizza place? i proberly wouldnt notice the note when i could be somthing serious.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  796. keyshawn

    i would just call the teacher and say why are they sending this to school then i would not sign the premmision slip.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
  797. keyshawn

    i say this is a good way to make money from the kids so ill say go ahead why not.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm |
  798. Kyle

    There's ads everywhere. Billboards, computer screens, newspapers, baseball stadiums, etc. It's not like it can kill or hurt anyone to look at some boring ads on the back of a permission slip.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  799. amber

    ads shouldnt be posted on permission slips and all that jazz
    shame on those who think its ok

    October 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  800. Maren

    I think that it is a great way for schools to earn money, I don't understand why anyone would think that the kids or parents were being taken advantage of.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm |
  801. Maren

    What's the big deal? If my little sister came home with adds I would ignore it. At most I would think that the school was making good money, witch is a good thing.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm |
  802. kendra

    i dont think that schools should do that because i bet the whole town knows everyplace and everything in that town so its not needed

    October 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm |
  803. Bailey

    I don't think that elementary schools should allow businesses that are not school-related to advertise on their notices. If you must advertise, advertise something that kids could benefit from, like your local library, or tutoring. Other than that, schools should not do it.

    October 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
  804. Hannah

    Elementary schools should represent good things in a community. Businesses that children could benefit from would help the school with great references. They should only advertise businesses that are school-related. Anything not school-related should not be advertised.

    October 9, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  805. Tiffany

    I think it is down right annoying. When businesses do that it is very dumb unless it is for educational purposes then I don't think that.

    October 9, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  806. Brandon

    That would be werid if my sister came home with ads. It would make her want to make her pleaded to go there that would be annoying and not good for her to want to go there.

    October 9, 2010 at 4:30 pm |
  807. Noelle

    What's wrong with that? It gives buissnesses a place to advertise and gives the school money. It's a win win.

    October 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  808. alondra

    its a good idea to put ads on the back of their slips, our school does it for drama, but doesn't that wast ink???

    October 9, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  809. Wendy

    I think its wrong because it takes advantage of the younger
    ones that dont know anything about economy.

    October 9, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  810. Simeon

    It is okay on permission slips and things like that. But it is not okay on report cards of grades because that is very personal.

    October 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm |
  811. Ben

    I really wouldn't care. The business is trying to advertise and if u don't want it you can just throw it away.I don't think it is a big deal.

    October 9, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  812. rosie

    well if it was educational advertiments. because what if you got one with beer advertisment what would you do? not that it would happen. if i was a mom i would not deel with that. i mean really most of the kids are little .why would someone do that if it was not educational.

    October 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm |
  813. Olivia

    To me it seems as they are using the children, yes it may be getting the school money but is this what the student wants to see and want to do. There are other ways for the school to get money, have a bake sale or something, don't use the kids.

    October 9, 2010 at 9:52 pm |
  814. Kaden

    Honestly, I think that this could be a bad idea. The main reason I think that is because I wouldn't want my little brother bringing home an ad for a pizza palace. It may make the kid want to bring home more school notices or permission slips. Also, if we did that, even if the money goes to the school, it could cause the kids to eat to much and become overwheight.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  815. Alec

    I think that permission slips are permission slips and nothing else. In my opinion they are not meant to be used as an advertisement.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:12 pm |
  816. Mavrick

    I think if schools can raise money it's fine, but they should be school related advertisements.

    October 10, 2010 at 12:38 am |
  817. Miranda

    I really don't like it.. It's great to raise money and all, but if my little brother brought home something like that, I would be mad. That's just overboard. Isn't that why we pay taxes?

    October 10, 2010 at 12:52 am |
  818. Hope

    I would not really care if my brother came home with adds on the back of other papers that have adds on the front for things like summer camps or school gatherings, that would be fine. But really putting them on permission slips and things like that would be a waste of their time because nobody looks their anyway!

    October 10, 2010 at 1:44 am |
  819. Hope

    I would not really care if my brother came home and had a paper with adds on the back of it if it was a paper for other adds that teachers sometimes hand out for like summer camp or a fundraiser. But why put them on the back of things like permission slips? Nobody I know looks on the back of the papers kids give them anyway.

    October 10, 2010 at 1:50 am |
  820. natalie

    I think that if the advertisements happen to be a fast food or icecream shop then the school would kind of be supporting obeseity

    October 10, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  821. Austin

    I would ask him what its for if its for a good thing i would say yes but if its bad then id say no

    October 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm |
  822. Kyla

    I think ads on school notices are good for the school to get money, but is it good for the parents? Kids will get interested in the things on the ads, tell parents to buy them, and possibly disrupt any acedemic learning by getting the kids focused on the ads. The pros and cons could be fought for this topic.

    October 10, 2010 at 3:31 pm |
  823. Ali

    Whatever happened to good old bake sales and fundraiser NOT ADVERTISMENTS. If my little brother come home with this on the back of his papers I think the companys are obvisouly trying to take advantage of the little kids from kidergarten to sixth! Come on school districts have some class!

    October 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm |
  824. Jazmin

    I think that putting an advertisement on a school permission slip or a school notice is a good idea. Many schools are in need of money for their school and school programs. This is a good way to advertise to help make money in a way that does not pressure parents in to thinking that they need to give money.

    October 10, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  825. Karie

    I would be super mad that the school couldn't think of a different way to raise money. As a matter of fact thats happened to me before, my little sister came home from school and showed me this form she got, I looked at it and only then did I realize what was on it. Now all she asks to do is go to those places that were printed on the backs of the papers!
    I got super mad and complained constantly to my parents about it.

    Karie

    October 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  826. Clive

    I don’t see a problem with putting ads on school notices. I think it’s a good idea because it helps the schools, the businesses and it means tax payers have to pay less for school funds.

    October 10, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  827. Tim

    School projects can benefit by having local sponsors support their efforts. If advertising on the back of papers coming home is an example of this, I don't think it is something to be concerned about doing.

    October 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  828. Annie

    I think that kids should not bring back papers from school with advertisements on the back because school is for an education not for commercials.

    October 10, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  829. Samuel

    Schools may actually benifit from this new idea. Nothing is actually taken away from the children's education, and and more money will be made to help support schools.

    October 10, 2010 at 6:46 pm |
  830. Samuel

    Schools may actually benifit from this new idea. Nothing is actually taken away from the children's education, and more money will be made to help support schools.

    October 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
  831. Claire

    I think it's a good idea to put on advertisements on school notices. I think this because it's good for the people who are advertising to get kids to try and buy the things they're selling. For example if they have an advertisement on ice cream or any sweets they will try to get their parents to buy them. That's why I think it's a good idea to put advertisements on school notices.

    October 10, 2010 at 7:04 pm |
  832. Tamara

    Ads are okay only if they have to do with school, like tutoring or after school sports, etc. But if it's about raising money i think its wrong.

    October 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm |
  833. Tamara

    I don't see the big deal about putting ads on school papers, i think it's a smart,easy way to raise money for the school

    October 10, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  834. Tamara

    If my little brother came home with a paper with advertisments on it, i wouldnt care. It's just a way of life. If the school needs money it's a good idea.

    October 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm |
  835. Cait

    If my little brother came home with an ad on the back of a form, I wouldn't see any problem. It's not harming anyone. Once you think about it, it really isn't a problem. If it is for parents, shouldn't they stop putting ads on the back of forms?

    October 10, 2010 at 7:41 pm |
  836. Shaniqua

    I wouldn't mind having ads on the back of school notices. It is just a way for businesses to get themselves out there. If it is a child-friendly notice, I think it is okay to put advertisements on the back of notes.

    October 10, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  837. Tyler

    I think that it would be a good idea. My dad owns his own business and he could use some free advertising, and this could help schools make money by people paying them to place ads on notices.

    October 10, 2010 at 9:28 pm |
  838. Natasha

    I think its a great idea. I would do it to if it ment more money for the school. Better yet more money to help students education. I dont see it as a bad thing. I dont think its going to munipulate little kids, they probably wont look at it anyway. Think, if this earns schools more money that means a better learning environment. (also better lunches)

    October 10, 2010 at 9:43 pm |
  839. Hailey

    I think it would be a good idea, I mean we put ads on football programs that are passed out during the games. I just think that most people ignore whats on the back of the permission slips they just focus on what the slip is about.

    October 10, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  840. Austin

    I think that this is a good idea. The business would have to pay the school to advertise so the school could gain money to spend on important things like textbooks and supplies and the parents may go to the businesses more often, so it’s a win win situation.

    October 10, 2010 at 11:46 pm |
  841. Shaquille

    i think theres nothing wrong with some advertisements it could help raise money for the school but then you would spend more money for ink on each paper to print. so the question is, is it worth it?

    October 11, 2010 at 12:59 am |
  842. Kailey

    its a really good idea it can possibly raise lots of money for schools in our recession. Students may come home and tell their parents about one of the ads, and have their parents take them there. If they go they are giving money not only to that business but to the school as well.

    October 11, 2010 at 3:55 am |
  843. andy

    Why not tatoo the names of businesses on the child's forehead – I'm sure this wouldn't affect the learning environment. What"s good for local sponsors is good for schools too.

    Children would feel part of the community, and would be contributing to the prosperity of local enterprise which is, after all, their future.

    The morals and values of the business and banking world are a model for our children, it is essential that they intergrate these values at the earliest possible age.

    October 11, 2010 at 6:59 am |
  844. Brandon

    I personally dont think it would matter. That is a smart way for a school to make money. I think a lot of schools should learn from them. It can also help small businesses advertise and get recognized.

    October 11, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  845. Hope

    why on the back of school slip? it would only make kids more greedy and parents more ticked. If i was a parent, and one of my kids came home with a add on the back of their pemission slip, I would'nt be very happy.

    October 11, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  846. Taylor

    I don't think it is a good idea because I think the only way you should be raising money for your school is like concession stands or fund raisers, not putting ads on the back of the report cards or papers, that's not right, it doesn't influence the kids any.

    October 11, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  847. GUSTAVO

    I think the schools are takeing advantage of the studens but its smart to do that becuase the school can get money to buy books for the studens that take the ads home.

    October 11, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  848. Warner

    I don't think I would have a reaction. Though, I do think that it would be a great way to help raise money for schools I also think its a bad idea because, it has nothing to do with school.

    October 11, 2010 at 11:02 am |
  849. Ariel

    I think it is a bad idea because the little kids might want what is advertised and the parents might say no.Then the little kids might cry to get it and the parents might feel like they will have to get it for them.

    October 11, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  850. Charles

    I think it is a good Idea to raise the money for the school.

    October 11, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  851. Nick

    I think kids are there to learn ,not to send home papers to advertize businesses.

    October 11, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  852. Jarrod

    I think that it's a great idea that local business can have ads on School Notices. It is a great idea to raise much need money in a budget-cut economy. I think that MY school should do this too. A small corner could possibly have 800 families added to their guest list.

    October 11, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  853. Tramseys Class

    I believe that if the advertisement is appropriate, such as an ad for healthy food, exercising(local gym), or a local business then it is alright to have advertisements on these buses.

    October 11, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  854. Dylan

    i dont think it should matter one way or another what it says on the back of the permission slip. the only people who would see the ad are parents and if the school could aprove a school related ad such as a sale on school supplies then it would both benifit the school and the family of the child...

    October 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  855. Tim

    No, I don't like advertisements coming home on the back of my child's paperwork.

    October 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm |
  856. santo

    I don't have any problem with putting ads on school notices. It seems like a good idea to me. If a school needs money, this is a good option. It not only helps the school, but also the community and local businesses who don't have a lot of money for ads. In times like these, schools and businesses have to use every opporutnity available. I see no problem with using ads on school notices, no problem at all.

    October 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm |
  857. nick

    stores should not post ads on the back of school flyers

    October 11, 2010 at 3:15 pm |
  858. Will

    i think it is an awsome idea. The school get money, and who is going to see a flyer and then want to do whatever it is. they would say "After your homework, we might go do that" This is probably the smartest thing a school has done to get money.

    October 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  859. Bowen

    I think It's a great idea. It raises money for the child's school and for the business. It's a win-win for everybody.

    October 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm |
  860. Sylvanna

    i just think putting ads on the papers is not right.of course i know schools are just trying to raise money but there must be different way of doing it without using the students

    October 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm |
  861. Kyle

    I tkink that ads on school notices are a great way to raise funds, that is as long as it doesn't get out of hand

    October 11, 2010 at 3:40 pm |
  862. lauren

    I personally feel as though it doesnt really matter

    October 11, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  863. Gloria

    I don't have any problem with putting ads on school notices. It seems like a good idea to me. If a school needs money, this is a good option. It not only helps the school, but also the community and local businesses who don't have a lot of money for ads. In times like these, schools and businesses have to use every opporutnity available. I see no problem with using ads on school notices, no problem at all.

    October 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  864. Sarah

    I think that business men are using little kids for no reason- not nice of them

    October 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
  865. Leo

    I for one think that ads on school notices is a great idea especially to help for field trips and other extra curricular activities, although I think that parents should sign some form of permission slip for it.

    October 11, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  866. Spencer

    I think it is not a good idea. I'm sure many parents would not like it if they came home and saw a paper on the fridge or table saying " Eat at McDonalds" or " Drink coke". All the parents want is a paper to notify them on something at school they don't want Ad's on it. Also it is just a waste of ink most people just throw that kind of stuff away,...

    October 11, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  867. kayla

    that is wrong i dont think bussnes should do that because of if it is an ad that kids dont need to know like a beer ad then it could set a bad influnce

    October 11, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  868. Sarge

    ADDS?! Are you kidding me... Kids already cant manage to take home a book let alone....

    October 11, 2010 at 6:08 pm |
  869. Jamison

    I think it is a could way to RAISE FUNDS ,but it would still be weird to see my brother come home with "come by thurday to chick filet and a free milk shake with your order."

    October 11, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  870. Hope and Hannnah

    Some parents don't take things that have adds on them from their kids if it has adds on them and if all the papers kids gave them they might not sign things like permission slips or things that talk about the trouble that their kid is in plus it's mean to take advantage of little kids like that.

    October 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  871. melissa

    I think it's not ok. My mom will freak out because if it's not about the school she don't care. If they want to get Ads they need to friger out something that does not involve schools and kids bring home a peice of paper that has ads on it. My mom will trow the peice of paper away.

    October 11, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  872. Kasey

    I say no they cannot put ads on the back of a permission slip because they need to find another way to get through to the parents and students. I say this because if I saw that on the back of my kids permission slip I wouldnt reall pay attention because I'm looking to see what is happening with my child not the local Kroger or Mcdonalds.

    October 11, 2010 at 6:37 pm |
  873. freddieee

    HECK NO

    October 11, 2010 at 8:50 pm |
  874. Kylie

    I wouldn't mind, as long as they were appropriate for little kids. I think that they should only put school related products on the back of the kid's papers. But nothing more.

    October 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  875. Isabel

    I say they should still put the ads on the notices. We could find ads on them that we want, need or even haven't heard of. But they should also make sure that it is appropriate and safe for the kids that get the notices.

    October 12, 2010 at 1:14 am |
  876. Becca

    I think it is a good idea for right now. If schools need money and that is the only plan to do it, then go ahead. But in the future, they need to come up with a plan that the actual kids can participate in like a magazine sale or a lemonade stand. The simple things can make a big impact on what happens at their school.

    October 12, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  877. Eliza

    I don't like that idea I mean whats the point

    October 12, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  878. Thurston

    whats the point, you take up time on commercial and spend lots of money on billboards. now you brainwash kids to beg parents to buy things with the money that they dont have.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:06 am |
  879. Sam

    I would say it's not a good idea to have ads on school slips unless that buisness helps the school with funds in some sort of way. Other than that I think that those ads shouldn't be on there.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  880. Sabrina

    I think its an ok idea to raise money for school, but then again I wouldnt be happy if my little brother or sister came home and had some advertisments from the local buisnesses. It is somewhat distracting to the kids durring school when they get the parent info and they only look at the ads. they dont even bother to read the information

    October 12, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  881. ellie

    I think that the ads on kids papers might be good, but might be bad. The good thing about it is that the school gets to earn a little extra money for the school and for they're education, but I also think it's a bad thing because some things might be steering kids in the wrong direction. Like if they had a fast food restraunt ad on it. Or, they might have something for a TV show or other things that could distract kids from school work or other things that might have an impact on their studies.

    October 12, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  882. ASB

    i think it is a good idea because if u have family flying in from another state then u can look for a place to go out

    October 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm |
  883. POOKIE

    I WOLUDNT SIGN IT BEACUSE I DONT KNOW WHAT IM SIGNING AND I JUST THINK THE SCHOOL WONT MONEY FOR NO REASON.! LIKE REALLY WHY DO THAT WHEN THEY CAN JUST SEND HOME A NOTE SAYING THEY NEED HELP ON RAISING MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL OR THAT THERE TRYING TOO RAISE MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL>!!

    October 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
  884. Jared

    I think it's really conveinient, on one side, funds are raised, and on the other, the students have to get the permission slip signed.

    October 12, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  885. Sarah

    I don't think it's a good way to raise money because the school only needs like ten bucks like for the bus and gas. And I just think the buisnesses are on the back so they could get new clients for they're buisnesses.

    October 12, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  886. Ethan

    I think that putting ads on permission slips is like having elementary kids beinging home news papers that need signed, but it could go either way if they put it on them or not cause if it is an educational ad then i wouldn't mind but putting business stuff on elementary permission slips just doesnt make sense to me.

    October 12, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  887. Gregory

    i think its great to advirtise on the back of a slip from school . I think this is a great way to get popluar.

    October 12, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  888. Cornelius

    I really don't think it is bad. I don't see the harm when it is on the back of students paper that was sent home. It is an effective way to earn money, and it saves trees by not having to print it on a seperate sheet of paper. I give this plan a thumbs up!

    October 12, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  889. Bo Bo

    I really don't think it is bad. I don't see the harm when it is on the back of students paper that was sent home. It is an effective way to earn money, and it saves trees by not having to print it on a seperate sheet of paper. I give this plan a thumbs up!

    October 12, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  890. mohamed

    it should be okay to put ads on the back

    October 12, 2010 at 6:03 pm |
  891. Jordan

    I think that schools should NOT put ads on the back of permission slips even if it is for school stuff you should put it on the back of school papers because some ads are not what they say they are even for school stuff. That is like saying that you can barrow money and not give it back.

    October 12, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  892. Maura

    I would really only appreciate it if the ad was reliable. If the ad influenced drugs, smoking, or any other bad habits, I would certainly not like my kids to see that and perhaps be influenced by it.

    October 12, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  893. Brenden

    Win or lose, you still have the pribe that you gave it your all.

    October 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm |
  894. olivia

    I think that it is a great way for services to get service from people that go to the school!

    October 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  895. Connor

    I think it is a good idea because the economy is bad and raising money for schools is good

    October 12, 2010 at 8:15 pm |
  896. Kristin

    shout out to mr m!
    anyways i think they should put ads on school papers because it will help little businesses grow and prosper, and that will provide more jogs for the future.

    October 12, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
  897. Jose

    If my little brother or sister came with a paper for the parents to sign and there was an advertisement on the back like for example saving pink lids for breast cancer I would help as much as I could.

    October 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  898. Olga

    I think it depends on what kind of ad it is. If it's for a really expensive toy then it will be hard taking the childs attention from it and not everyone could afford it.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  899. Sydney

    I don't think it is wrong to have advertisements for schools, but I do not think they should be on permission slips. Schools need to find a different way to advertise things.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:06 pm |
  900. mickayla

    it doeents mean anything bad to the school..just trying to get money for your school and you dont have to buy just if you want too..

    October 12, 2010 at 11:57 pm |
  901. Phil

    I think it's ok to put ads on the back of permission slips. I think this because 1. Its recycling 2. Who's gonna really look at the back side and 3. It raises money for school! And those are all good things, right?

    October 13, 2010 at 7:32 am |
  902. John

    Carl, sometimes a business is desperate and just has to raise money. My reaction is "What a smart business idea". Look at it this way, if CNN is going bankrupt wouldn't you do every type of deceiving advertisements you can think of? Everyone needs to look at it this way: everything is for a purpose. I know the [students] that are disagreeing would most likely do the same exact thing. So what; a business is desperate.

    October 13, 2010 at 9:12 am |
  903. Misty

    I think that bussines shouldn't take advantages of little kids and use them as billbroads. that just isn't right!!!!

    October 13, 2010 at 9:37 am |
  904. Misty

    Kids shouldn'tbe used as billboards.

    October 13, 2010 at 9:38 am |
  905. lexi

    it would be a great way for schools to make money but i doubt anyone would actually call or go to the companies advertised.

    October 13, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
  906. Grant

    My first reaction would be WOW!!! if a bussiness has to give advertising on permission slips they must be low on bussiness.and second of all the school might want to take a vote because what if it gets out of hand and they put advertisments on homework!!!! THINK ABOUT IT...;)

    October 13, 2010 at 3:42 pm |
  907. Elizzabeth

    no matter what happens somebodies mommy or daddy isn't going to like it so stop trying to please everybody. why don't you ask the parents if they would rather raise taxes and then see how they like putting adds on the papers.

    October 13, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  908. Christine

    I think that it is just wrong because a lot of parents will have problems with it and that will just gove the school more problems.

    October 13, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
  909. Hilak

    Overall, I think that this concept is outrageous. First of all, you're using the children as "billboards." Next, these people are taking advantage of the fact that they can use their students to make profit. This would be good if the school was a company. However, schools are places for education, not to leech off of students.

    October 13, 2010 at 6:49 pm |
  910. Morgan

    I wouldn'd put adds on homework because it is taking away the reason the piece of paper got sent home for, poeple would only look at the adds.

    October 13, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  911. Vallen

    I think that it is definitely taking advantageof students... Young children shouldnt have to be subjected to advertising for other companies unless they get to be in a commercial or something. Save those advertisements for the newspaper and internet. Some of them are annoying enough, and we dont need to litter permission slips with them either.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:48 am |
  912. Devon

    THEY'RE BEING CHEAPSKATES

    October 14, 2010 at 9:21 am |
  913. laural

    I would not be happy if my little brother came home from school with advertising because he would think we are going there and when he finds out were not he would cry. I dont think that that would be the best for him.

    October 14, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
  914. Josh

    This is a blasphemous exploitation of children and must be stopped.

    October 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  915. Ulanie

    I think that this is good because not only the school is getting money for the advertisements but also the small businesses will get costumers to.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  916. Izzy

    I don't think that there's anything wrong with advertising on the back of a permission slip. It's your school, you should be trying to support it, so who cares if they use an extra bit of ink to advertise ways to make money to benefit the school? If it really bothers you, the alternative is to just ignore the back of the slip.

    October 15, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  917. Marquavious

    I think its desperate. If people need to do this just to get customers, then that is sad. I wouldn't have liked to see an Ad on the back of my child's paper if I was an adult.

    October 15, 2010 at 9:15 pm |
  918. Morgan

    i think it is unbelievable that schools would do that. Kids shouldn't be pressured to buying thing or pressure their parents. Kids have enough trouble in school.

    October 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm |
  919. samarjit

    I think safety is important but that does not mean that people should stop playing sports, that just means we need better protection.

    October 15, 2010 at 11:01 pm |
  920. Kyle

    I think its fine if they put ads on the back of school forms of middle schools but, not of elementary schoool forms. The schools mite still be taaking advanteg of the students but there not a better way at the time being.

    October 18, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  921. Daniel

    That is going to far with advertising, we get it enough with comercials and such.

    October 18, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  922. antonio

    i think it would be kinda good to let adds be on stuff beacause the school would get money and most people dont look at adds.

    October 18, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  923. Jackson

    I think that putting adds on the back of school papers is obnauctious. If theydo however, make it a little pricey so the school can ern some cash. Also it should be apprpiate for all kids in all grades.

    October 18, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  924. WESTON

    I think putting advertisements on the back of school papers is taking it too far.

    October 18, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  925. Bryson

    I think that would be a great idea as long as they keep them family oriented and does not take up most of the paper. I can understand why schools would do this since the economy is down. If they do it in yearbooks why not school notices? The only bad thing is that it would get out of hand and be in classrooms. My advice is they should do it, but control it.

    October 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  926. Justin

    its a bad idea

    October 18, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
  927. Justin

    😀 this is good that they did what they thought was rite

    October 18, 2010 at 1:19 pm |
  928. Ruthy

    i think the advertisment on school papers take advantage of the little cute,sweet kids.thats not right!!!

    October 18, 2010 at 1:24 pm |
  929. Travis

    It's just another way to make money.

    October 18, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
  930. Mackenzie

    I don't thnk that this is either right or wrong, because it has both advantages and diadvantages to it. The ads could be for something good, such as a coupon for a local supermarket, but it also could be bad depending on the advertisment. I don't believe in using little kids to advertise something though. ❤ 🙂

    October 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
  931. Marissa

    The school shouldnt be promoting them , they should be promoting the school.

    October 18, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  932. Sarah

    I think this is both good and bad because you shouldn't take advantage of kids our age like this. At the same time, I think it also helps the economy and informs you of buisness you may never heard of.

    October 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  933. Sydney

    I think having adds is a great idea! These are tough times and not every school has the same budget as others and i think its a great way to pay for unwanted expensises!!

    October 18, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  934. Miles

    I think putting ads on school notices is wrong. Children would want to buy certain products that are bad for them. But, it still might help raise funds for the school.

    October 18, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  935. Evan

    I think that it is a good idea for schools to use the advertising space, because with budget cuts, you need all the money you can get.

    October 19, 2010 at 6:45 am |
  936. Clara

    I think that yes, it is taking advantage of young children, but the school DOES need money, right? Right! The school should try its best to find another way to raise money. If the parents see these advertisements, they might be mad at the school and the school could get in trouble. There are many ways to raise money for your school without taking advantage of kids.

    October 19, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  937. Josh

    If they put the ads up, the kids will come home saying, "I wanna go here, i wanna go there"

    October 19, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  938. Shauni

    They should have to be asking parents if its a good choice. And if the still want to do it they should. It will make people happy, because they have custemer's and will go and eat there alot.

    October 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
  939. Elm

    I would think that the school would be pretty chea to have to do that to raise money. But my other veiw on it is i think that some schools need the money. My opinion is not really ready yet.

    October 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
  940. Ellen

    At first I thought it wasn't bad, but then I saw on CNN Student News that kids will see them, and want to go there, and in this economy it's not likely you will. It would just put more stress on the parents. They should do a trial run for a week and see what happens. Have the parents email in their thoughts about it, and if they don't like it stop. If they do like it, then keep it!

    October 19, 2010 at 9:19 pm |
  941. Kimber

    That is bad if they are advertising for buisnesses and not for schools.

    October 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  942. lolo

    That is stupid using little kids to bring adds home.

    October 20, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  943. Sara

    I would say it's not a good idea to have ads on school slips unless that buisness helps the school with funds in some sort of way. Other than that I think that those ads shouldn't be on there.

    October 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
  944. Dani

    This is not good because kids won't pay attention to what the paper is mainly about. This is good too because they could see what is out there.

    October 20, 2010 at 3:05 pm |
  945. bobert

    i think it would be fine because the school would get money and the bisnesses would get more publicety so its a win win situation

    October 20, 2010 at 3:05 pm |
  946. Bryce

    I think it is a great idea that the school is doing this to raise money. If they do this it might cut donations we have to pay, it might minimize the money we have to use to spend at schools.

    October 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm |
  947. Hanna

    these poor kids, what are you doing to them!!!??? doing this is like using poor children. its not like parents care enough to deal with it..

    October 20, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  948. Susie

    I think its okay for ads to be on school papers because it will support the school with money. But the ads have to be for something good, not for unhealthy foods or other useless things, since those ads can persuade small kids to make their parents buy the product/produce.

    October 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  949. Tess

    Ads on school notices may be of a slight inconvenience to parents but if it helps companies there's no real harm done. So long as it doesn't interfere with a child's education it's harmless. If it does... THEN we have a problem.

    October 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  950. Alyssa

    i say go with it. they have ads on pretty much every thing else so why not permision slips?

    October 20, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  951. Chad

    I do not see anything wrong with this there just adds on the back of papers to help local buisneses.

    October 21, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  952. Joshua

    I don't mind, they already put it on our school buses, so i don't mind seeing it, to see what i can buy.

    October 21, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  953. Domonique

    Company's of different advertizments have enough places to put their ads on.This is insane!The company's do NOT need to start adding their ads on school papers so people can buy their product.

    October 22, 2010 at 7:33 pm |
  954. Lauren

    I think it is a bad idea because the parents may just see the advertisements and throw the paper away. That means that they may not see the notice that could be very inportant

    October 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  955. shawn

    I don't think its right to have little kids be a advertiser for company with out getting some type of a reward

    October 25, 2010 at 1:08 pm |
  956. Anna

    I think it is a good idea because the school needs the money. As long as the ads are useful and good, then i dont see anything wrong with ads on school notices.

    October 25, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  957. erin

    i think it is a good idea. Schools need to raise money. But i also think that if the school is in a area with not that much people and not a lot of money then it is just like waisting the kids money.

    October 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  958. Sydney

    Since I believe we are still in a bad recession, I also think that putting those ads up will raise good money for much-needed schools. There is nothing wrong with it at all, and it's just extra money.

    October 25, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  959. Diana

    I personally believe this is an effective method of raising funds for schools all across America. It is not in any way negatively affecting the educational process it will simply help improve it.

    October 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  960. Cassidy

    It is a bad idea because its like using schools just to get better business when really it has nothing ot do with the kids education. The papers should be focused on the kids and not the businesses around them. What if there was something on hteir that was not spelled righ or said wrong. Then it makes it look like hte school doesnt care.

    October 25, 2010 at 11:39 pm |
  961. Allie

    i wouldn't really care.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  962. Chelby

    I would ask what it is, but once i realized it was for the school good i would think that is a good thing and i would be happy and just look at the adds.

    October 26, 2010 at 7:06 pm |
  963. Madison

    Its a creative way to go about it, but on a permission slip? If there's a sign up thing for a CocaCola t-shirt and there's Coke"s logo on the bottom of the page, thats reasonable. The whole piont of a permission slip is for the guardian to see, not to be distracted by the ad.

    October 26, 2010 at 9:57 pm |
  964. Francisco

    In my opinion it is help businesses get more customers and keep there store from foreclosure and bankruptcy!

    October 27, 2010 at 10:28 am |
  965. kelly

    i dont think it would really matter most people dont even think to look at the back of papers or better yet advertisements

    October 27, 2010 at 10:30 am |
  966. Andrew

    why would a kid want a permission slip with a bunch of ads from business and i think that is dumb and kids should get it from a teacher to take them ato a fun place

    October 27, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  967. carlos

    I think that if its a way to make money then go for it.

    October 27, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  968. Gabby

    Personally, I wouldn't really mind if there was an advertisement on my younger sibling's permission slip because I know that my parents aren't easily persuaded to go out and buy something that my sibling doesn't necessarily need. However, other parents may not be as strict.

    October 27, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  969. Adan

    I think you are just using your kid as a billboard and as a salesman.

    October 27, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  970. Leicel

    I don't think it matters

    October 27, 2010 at 11:24 am |