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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 03:29 PM
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Utah lawmaker wants ads on school buses
Source: Associated Press

Utah lawmaker wants ads on school buses
'Sometimes the money isn't worth the exposure to the kids,' one mom says
By BROCK VERGAKIS
The Associated Press
updated 2 hours 27 minutes ago 2010-12-29T20:59:06

SALT LAKE CITY A Utah lawmaker wants cash-strapped school districts to be allowed to sell advertising on school buses.

Utah has the nation's largest class sizes and spends less per student than any other state.

Opponents contend that while schools could always use more money, private businesses shouldn't have to compete with school districts for sales and that children shouldn't have to be subjected to an onslaught of advertising as they go home each day.

But Rep. Jim Bird, R-West Jordan, says there's little difference between placing an ad on the side of a school bus and the plethora of ads students already see at school.

"You go to a football game at any high school along the Wasatch Front and you see banners all along the football field," Bird said in an interview. "This isn't any different than that."






Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40842886/ns/us_news-life /
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 03:30 PM
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1. They can run ads like this bus ...
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 03:37 PM
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3. ...or this one.

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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 03:52 PM
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4. +1
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nyy1998 Donating Member (984 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 04:04 PM
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5. lmao!
:smoke:
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 04:54 PM
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7. or maybe THIS, which probably won't violate the Establishment Clause
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 03:36 PM
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2. ads sfor the mormon church lol nt
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 04:23 PM
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6. Can't sell ourselves out fast enough to suit some people.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 07:26 PM
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8. if it gets more money to the kids
and not just to the administration, then go for it but I have the feeling that the money won't get to the kids

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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 10:09 PM
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9. Coming next
Ads and coupons in textbooks. it could be just like most magazines with one on every other page. They need the money from somewhere. God forbid tax money be used to fund public schools.
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