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Ads Earn Minnesota Schools Money After Annual Budget Cuts

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Oct 24, 2010 • References: myfoxtwincities and startribune
Ads are starting to crop up on school scoreboards and washrooms, but this St. Francis school has bought into a larger venture that will earn Minnesota schools money. With the conversion of lockers and hallways into billboards, many of the advertisements push healthy eating and lifestyles.

With millions of dollars in budget cuts, educational institutions can recover by selling ad space that will put money back into education. Nevertheless, the enterprise that will earn Minnesota schools money is troubling -- what if future promoted products are not in youths' best interest?