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Topic of the day: Debate brewing in Philadelphia over allowing ads on school property

School districts across Pennsylvania are dealing with shrinking budgets and big deficits.  Still, one Philadelphia city councilwoman’s proposal to allow advertisements on city public school property is stirring up a lot of controversy.

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown argues that the ads would be a steady source of revenue without having to raise taxes. This year, the Philadelphia school district has a deficit of more than $300 million.

Critics of the proposal say kids are already bombarded with advertising and don’t need to see more, while they’re at school.

This is our topic of the day, head to our WPMT FOX43 Facebook page to share your opinion.


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