Commercialization of Schools

Commercialization of schools is nothing new. It has been around over the past decade and non-overtly infiltrated many school programs like computers, cafeteria, athletics, and so on.

Now, there is a hotly debated topic going across the country – overt marketing and advertisement in schools. Due to cuts in school funds, many school districts are being lured by dollars in marketing and advertisements.

I noticed, recently in Houston, some of the CyFair ISD school buses have advertisements on the side. I see this as an analogy to the camel’s nose metaphor and commercialization of schools may look like this in few years…

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