November 14th, 2011

Australia: State schools aim at quick buck by slipping advertising leaflets to students

By Kathleen Donaghey
The Sunday Mail

BUSINESSES are paying state schools to slip advertising leaflets to students in a practice condemned by parents and experts.

Primary schools have admitted to making a quick buck handing out flyers, coupons and tickets to students in exchange for a fee.

The controversial commercial practice has been condoned by Education Minister Cameron Dick who said he is “comfortable” with schools making those decisions.

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