School Commercialism

We Did It: Scholastic Expels the Bratz from Schools

Thanks to CCFC members, Scholastic, Inc. will no longer be promoting the highly sexualized Bratz brand in schools. 

In April, 2007, we launched a letter-writing campaign urging Scholastic to stop promoting Bratz items at their book clubs and book fairs. You flooded Scholastic with emails urging them to stop selling books such as Lil' Bratz Dancin Divas; Lil' Bratz Catwalk Cuties; and Lil' Bratz Beauty Sleepover Bash.

Send the FCC's BusRadio Report to Your School Board

 

In a report requested by CCFC and delivered to Congress this week, the Federal Communications Commission strongly criticized BusRadio, the company that hopes to make its student-targeted radio broadcasts compulsory listening for children around the country.   The report should be required reading for any school district considering a contract with BusRadio.  Please take a moment to send a copy to your local school board.

 

Tell the FCC: No BusRadio

At CCFC’s request, the Federal Communications Commission will be reporting to Congress whether specially designed commercial radio broadcasts for school buses such as BusRadio are in the public interest.  As part of this proceeding, the FCC is now calling for public comment.  CCFC is submitting extensive comments that detail the problems inherent in advertising on school buses and the hyper-commercial content of BusRadio.  But the FCC needs to hear from you, too.

Nation’s Strongest School Commercialism Bill Advances Out of Committee; CCFC Lauds Joint Committee on Public Health

Date of Release: 

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

August 1, 2007
Contact: Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh<at>commercialfreechildhood.org)
For Immediate Release

 Nation’s Strongest School Commercialism Bill Advances Out of Committee
CCFC Lauds Joint Committee on Public Health
 

CCFC Takes a Slice Out of Pizza Hut Book It! Program; Urges schools and preschools to stop promoting fast food in the name of literacy

Date of Release: 

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

February 28, 2007
Contact:  Dr. Susan Linn (617.278.4282)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CCFC TAKES A SLICE OUT OF PIZZA HUT BOOK IT! PROGRAM
Urges schools and preschools to stop promoting fast food in the name of literacy

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