Not only should the buses bear no advertising, it should be banned from in the
schools as well. All the schools sell advertising in the schools and the wall
are plasterer with banners promoting unhealthy lifestyles and targeting children
products.This school advertising takes away from education and the
purpose of education. When people see the school buses they should always be
reminded that children are likely aboard the buses and not divert their
attention to ads on the side of the buses.Education is not in the
business of earning funds or money, they are fully ant totally tax funded and we
don't need new advertising departments in the school system. There is already a
large tax burden placed on homeowners, we don't need to start funding
advertising departments to the burden.
We conseratives in the legislature love the idea of creativity to help
struggling districts. You want to dissolve the 12th grade and turn
all those 17 year olds loose in the streets? Sounds like a great idea!You want to dissolve traditional public ed and give all the money to charter
schools so a few of our buddies can make a killing? Awesome!You
want vouchers to benefit not just the poor and dissadvantaged but also the rich
who don't need help all in the name of "choice?" We love it!You
want the funding to follow the student so kids can pick up and go anywhere with
their full WPU? Why not!?!But an advertisement on the side of a
school bus??? That's just too crazy! Please come back when you hae a more
reasoned, level-headed, and less dissruptive idea. Signed,Your Republican Legislature
Wouldn't it just be easier to share buses with UTA where possible and let them
be the traveling billboards?
Gee, what a novel idea for schools to raise money without increasing taxes. Too
bad that some special interest group didn't sponser the bill as it would have
then probably passed.
UTA can advertise, and they are funded by the Taxpayer, so why not the schools?
Once again our legislature votes to keep things the way they are. Heaven forbid
we pull in the private sector to help fund some of our educational needs.
Then the representatives and sentators should not accept any money from any one
either. There is no difference and they are hypocrites because all they worry
about is them selves and not the school children or the school districts.
Why is UTA not used as true bus service for Secondary schools (Middle, Jr. High,
High School). Scedules and stops could be readjusted and those 12 or older (or
whatever age seems right) could get free bus passes. These UTA routes could run
more regularly at times before and after school and more stops could be created
by schools. This would also create a culture of public transportation use for
young people. I know UTA drivers don't want to deal with this, but it is better
than a half full school bus and a half full UTA bus. Major cities already do
this across the U.S.
My husband drives for UTA and has for over 25 years. And although I find it to
be a much needed service, I for one wouldn't want my middle school/junior high
school aged son or daughter riding public transit to school. There are too many
loonatics and pedofiles out there. It's scarry enough as it is in today's
society without adding this to the list of things for parents and children to
have to worry about.
Not even the legislature believes Dan Jones anymore. Would ads give
implied endorsement? Of course they would.
Since Utah has the highest per child ratio and refuses to pay for all thier kids
to get an education through taxes, I guess we need ads. Let's put ads in every
school too- every classroom, on every test, every piece of sports equipment.
Teachers should be paid to wear clothes that advertise also. Let's get Utah's
education back on track by marketing every thing we can.
Honestly Shelly! If teenagers can't ride UTA because it is not safe then why
even have public transportation? Do you have any clue what average teens hear,
see and are exposed to everyday at school from other teens? Why is it that in
D.C., NYC, Chicago, London, Paris and others that students take public
transportation, but in Utah it is too dangerous. Make it safe or get rid of it.
I agree with this idea. If teens don't use the bus, the cycle will continue and
public transport will never be used.
Why does the Utah Eagle Forum care? Don't they all home school their kids
anyways? I am all for being conservative especially with kids, but come on
already, enough of your crying and screaming, "Won't somebody please think of
the kids". Thanks Simpsons for warning us of these types years ago.
Working in school transportation has been a life long endeavor for me. Having
ads on buses has been discussed by those who are in the business of transporting
children. This is nothing new, just something that came up because of the lack
of funds in the state. School buses are different from UTA. By law when the
red lights are flashing on a school bus the public must stop, but everyday the
public "runs our reds." UTA has no such system in place. Many of UTA's routes
don't go anywhere near some the the school needing service. If school buses
advvertised it wouldn't be like those UTA buses that are completely covered, but
more like smaller signs on the side. Nothing could go in the back because there
are emergency doors on many buses there with windows that can't be covered. I
personally am against advertising on school buses but if it ever comes then it
has to be like the legislator said. Specific and nothing that will harm the
students in the state of Utah.
polls are never to be trusted.. His polls are biased and do not reflect the
majority of Utahns.
I think adding advertisement departments would be a welcomed department in our
high school here in Utah. As a teacher, I see the budget cuts everyday,
including cutting back on supplies, and opportunities for the students to get
hands on learning.Developing a whole department around advertising
would not only pay for itself, it would pay for a lot of other things. It would
also give students a valuable learning tool to be successful.To "no
to ads"; You are absolutely correct in saying we have a huge burden of taxes
already, and thats where advertiseing would ease those needs big time. Money
doesnt just come from the government. last time I heard anything our government
was borrowing from China! Bring in the ads, its welcomed here to
help bring in the revenue.