In One Eye

Sunday, June 15, 2003
The Washington Post has a story this morning about corporate sponsorships in schools.
"We're looking at very dire fiscal conditions in the states," said Dan Fuller, director of federal programs for the National School Boards Association. "Funding cuts in many programs, including education," are pressing many schools to look for other sources of income.
I don't really see this as the big issue others do ("It's a very dangerous thing for a corporation to have this kind of presence in school," said advertising critic Jean Kilbourne. Children are more susceptible in school, she said, because they tend to believe that what they learn there is valid. So a commercial message in schools, no matter how subtle, "gives an aura of responsibility and truth," Kilbourne said.), but it's just another symptom of the lack of general welfare the Bushies are providing US citizens.