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How Target Is Infiltrating Public Schools to Build Customers for Life


Society & Culture  (tags: corporate, consumers, americans, economy, money, news, society, children, education, politics )

Cal
- 77 days ago - alternet.org
"I want to be able to do my job without feeling subservient to corporate power," says this teacher-librarian.



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Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 3:31 am
Noted, thanks Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 4:23 am
Noted.
 

Winn Adams (193)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 6:40 am
Noted
 

Natasha Salgado (538)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 6:54 am
Interesting--Target is a bust in Canada---losing customers-not gaining any.
 

ValAWAYNOFWDPLZ B. (74)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 8:41 am
Wow. That article left a bad taste in my mouth. I think it's vomit.
Yuck. Thanks Cal.
 

Maureen Heartwood (2)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 11:22 am
Not cool.
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 3:22 pm
If they wanted to sponsor school libraries, I think a small simple plaque thanking Target would have been sufficient, however they were doing this for publicity and this type definitely leaves an impression on young minds. Whoever came up with this campaign should be very ashamed of themselves and so should Target.
As Natasha S pointed out - Target is a bust in Alberta and loosing customers.
Thank You Cal.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 3:27 pm
And how exactly does this idea of conditioning differ from those communities who want prayer in school?

Propaganda is propaganda, isn't it?
 

Debbie S. (33)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 5:27 pm
Corporations such as Target that does anything for schools, cities, communities always want to get some sort of advertising in exchange for doing 'good deeds' for these places and putting thousands of their dollars in to these projects. It the school found it offensive they shouldn't have accepted the offer. This was not forced upon them and they could have declined. But they wanted it done and didn't want to have to pay for this out of their school budget so this is what they chose to do. They can't go whining about it afterwards, you live with the choices you make.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 12:59 am
Noted.
 
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