Hucksters in the Classroom

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Jakoma Jackson
September 4, 2007
Business Ethics

Hucksters in the Classroom

The issue with corporations flooding the schools with advertised products is plain to see: they only have one objective in mind; to increase their company’s revenue. These companies are like sharks; they smell when a school is in dire need of educational materials and they bite- offering low budget schools equipment for learning with the stipulation of being able to advertise a product.

I believe that this is morally wrong because these companies don’t care what they advertise as long as they stay in accordance with the law. This is legal and morality plays no part in a company’s decision making process.

We first as parents and then as voters, have the right to change the issues we’re faced with in our school system. We need to show up to school board meetings and demand change. Parents have the obligation to get involved with what’s going on. We need to pay close attention to whom we elect as school board members. We need to continuously put pressure on the government to increase funding so that our schools can afford to buy the necessary materials to properly educate our children. These companies are killing our kids by enticing them with their unhealthy snack advertisements while maintaining profits at any cost. Parents are supposed to protect their kids, at any cost.

Our children’s health is at stake. The more we allow these companies to play like they’re helping our schools, the more our children suffer from type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. These companies have nothing to lose- they still maintain high annual profits just from television and radio advertisements…...

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