February 6th, 2012
DN Editorial: Your ad here?
Philadelphia Daily News
City Council, and Blondell Reynolds Brown in particular, are to be commended for thinking of creative new ways to fund the schools. We think that one idea - keeping bars open an hour later to capture more drink tax - frankly is less harmful than the idea of allowing advertising on school buses.
Reynolds Brown’s proposal would allow the district’s 1,250 buses to carry ads. It follows a number of districts around the country that have legalized such advertising, including New Jersey’s action last year. Her office claims that it would generate $5 million over four years.
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