Corporation Involvement in Public Schools Essay

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Corporations seem to always find a way to stick their nose in everything, specifically in public schools. Since public schools are dealing with declining budgets, they must get financial support from U.S. corporations. Some critics debate whether these corporations getting involved actually aid or disturb students to succeed. Corporations are using public schools as a platform for advertising their brand in exchange for some type of support for the school. This, I believe, is potentially significant to both the corporations and schools. Corporations getting involved in public schools is very much beneficial because it gives the corporation increased visibility, expanded workforce, ways to create incentive programs, fundraising, and …show more content…
Corporations seem to always find a way to stick their nose in everything, specifically in public schools. Since public schools are dealing with declining budgets, they must get financial support from U.S. corporations. Some critics debate whether these corporations getting involved actually aid or disturb students to succeed. Corporations are using public schools as a platform for advertising their brand in exchange for some type of support for the school. This, I believe, is potentially significant to both the corporations and schools. Corporations getting involved in public schools is very much beneficial because it gives the corporation increased visibility, expanded workforce, ways to create incentive programs, fundraising, and gives public schools the funding they need for a better learning environment, improved test scores, training opportunities, and internship programs. Corporations that become involved in public schools sometimes become a distraction for students. Schools focus on the funding situation rather than the students well being. This can result in students making unhealthy lifestyle decisions. Teachers and parents feel thst corporate involvement undermines a school’s efforts to teach adequate academics and allows marketers to target children. For example, Scholastic Magazine’s donations of computers, book covers and interactive materials to schools appears to be genuine; however upon further investigation, these contributions reveals that this only
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