Thank you for participating in our Facebook rally yesterday. More than 100 parents, teachers and Scholastic fans left posts urging the company to end its corporate marketing in classrooms. We definitely continued to get Scholastic's attention!
Here is one great comment from the Facebook rally:
"The Scholastic brand was always an integral part of my life as I was growing up; however, now as a mother to three children, I've watched the Scholastic mission slowly erode over time. The addition of corporate advertising within Scholastic news, as well as corporate agendas being implemented within the editorials of the Scholastic school program, has greatly reduced the integrity of your mission.
Please consider the re-evaluation of your "InSchool Marketing" division's priorities and get back to a more customer-centric plan that focuses on children rather than high-dollar corporate payouts.
Your commitment to removing advertising and marketing from our schools will be a win-win for all and a re-energizing of the Scholastic commitment to our most precious resource: our children.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our children. Children are our future; let's teach them well."