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Document Number: 2606

Commercialism in Schools: Supporting Students or Selling Access? - This brief explores the growth of commercialism in schools while discussing the controversial Channel One News program, soda contracts and corporate curricular materials. The author delves into the issue of how financial dilemmas often factor into decisions to accept varying degrees of commercialism in schools and offers examples of steps school officials and legislators have taken to manage commercialism. (Erik W. Robelen, The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, November 1998)...

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