Big advertisements on city buses are nothing new. But lately, ads have been popping up on school buses too. Nine states allow schools to put ads on the outside of their buses. Several others may soon do the same. Some districts also allow ads inside buses. Businesses pay school districts to run the ads. That extra money can help pay teachers, buy books, and help keep the buses running. Many districts are careful to avoid using ads for things like junk food. Some people argue that it doesn't matter what the ads are selling - they don't belong on buses. They say the school bus is one of the few places most kids get a break from advertising. Other say it's a safety issue, because buses covered with ads could distract drivers. What do YOU think?
~ Scholastic News