On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles school board unanimously approved a plan to allow the district to seek advertising as a way to finance public schools in our city.

School board member Steve Zimmer said he “was bothered to my core,” because of the ethical conundrums.

Schools– grammar schools and high schools– will soon be whored out to advertisers who will erect signs and billboards on the virgin lands of young people’s classrooms and playing fields.

The city of Barbra Streisand, Larry King, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Eli Broad and Paris Hilton needs the $18 million dollars from corporate advertisers that will possibly fund dying arts programs in the public schools. Flashing digital signs promoting video games, candy bars, toys, sports teams, movies, TV shows, these are the visual images that will pass in front of the eyes of captive young students in the Los Angeles schools.

What can be said in defense of this proposition? It is monstrously immoral and infinitely corrupting. The public schools, institutions devoted to the greater good of promoting learning, are now sold out for exploitation and greed. It is the advertiser who will gain the most. The schools, no matter what their needs may be, will lose their independence and respect with this sell-out.

I am tired of hearing how “poor” Los Angeles is and how we cannot afford even the most rudimentary educational programs. Why don’t we open marijuana dispensaries and massage centers inside the classroom? Maybe we can sell guns and cars on the playing fields of the schools.

Hey, if it makes money, why not?

3 thoughts on “Whoring Out LAUSD.

  1. I’ll vote for you if you add:

    11. Merge mini-me fiefdoms cities like Bell, Vernon, Beverley Hills, Santa Monica, etc into larger cities so resources can be better utilized with economies of scale.

    12. Get rid of archaic CA law that bans policing of speed limits along a stretch of road if no survey had been conducted in the last 3 years.

    13. Streamline speed limits to 3 EZ to remember mph levels: 25 (residential st), 45 (major trunk roads), 65 (freeways and rural highways).

    14. Outlaw the NRA.

    OMG I can go on further, but I might end up with a dictatorship.


    1. That’s right.

      But if you elect me, I will propose the following:

      1. Abolition of the sales tax in LA.
      2. A $1.00 per gallon gasoline tax to reduce driving and support public transportation.
      3. $1500 fine per running red light violation, speeding, texting/talking while driving.
      4. Development of LAUSD property to build housing that will support schools.
      5. Turning asphalt deserts into agricultural farms within the city of LA.
      6. Making illegal immigration illegal. LAPD will have power to arrest illegals.
      7. Mandatory exercise classes five days a week for all school age children.
      8. Narrowing of too wide streets to plant trees and encourage biking and walking.
      9. Lifetime suspension of CA driver’s licenses for convicted taggers.
      10. Plant one million shade trees within the city of LA in five years.


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