Re: “Scoreboards will ring up ad dollars for schools” (TNT, 7-5).
Why does the chirpy headline about new corporate-sponsored scoreboards remind me of the Clear Channel billboard controversy?
Maybe it’s because in both cases, the assumption is that an inflow of money in these tough economic times is unquestionably a good thing, regardless of the costs of such corporate-driven media arrangements.
Let’s look at three points made about this proposal by the advocacy group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a national coalition of health care professionals, educators, almost 30 advocacy groups, parents and individuals who care about children.
As this …