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#1 Old 10-20-2009, 07:07 AM
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Backing for McDonald's role in schools

FARRAH TOMAZIN

October 21, 2009



LEADING educators have endorsed fast-food giants such as McDonald's being more involved in schools even if it means exposing students to brand advertising because governments can no longer be solely relied on to boost the education system.



One example highlighted was an online maths tuition program sponsored by McDonald's, which provides students with a range of numeracy exercises.



Institute of Public Affairs executive director John Roskam agreed. "I think we can all be a bit too sensitive about the couple of seconds that a golden arch or a can of fizzy drink is flashed in front of our kids," he said. "We have to understand there are trade-offs. If we do improve the numeracy standards of Australian kids, but the trade-off is they get five minutes of advertising a day, then I'll probably take that trade-off."



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I wonder what kind of joy filled Utopia this land where kids are only exposed to 5 minutes of junk food advertising per day is?



Oh wait, he means five minutes extra. So that makes it about 95 minutes. Except of course for the slow kids, for whom it will take ten minutes to work out how many McShakes they will have left if they bought 3 McHappy meals and gave one to a [strike]McFriend[/strike] friend.
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I heard about this suggestion a few months ago and I just couldn't believe what I was hearing. It sounded like some whacky idea straight out of Corporate Central -the US.



The ethical side of me rejects this idea outright, as advertising in general has become far too intrusive in our lives as it is (just take a look at what a cesspit of ads the internet has become). However, the practical side of me realises that implementing this corporate funding is probably inevitable at some stage in the future for schools and uni's due to financial problems, and for that reason I could probably come to accept some of it occurring. But what I can't accept, is that funding coming directly from a fast food giant. Govt. health authorities are already pushing **** uphill to try and get kids and their parents to think of their future health by eating more sensibly so I can't understand how any educated person could put this forward as a sensible proposal.

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I'm disgusted... what the hell is going on here?
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#4 Old 10-21-2009, 08:26 PM
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its crazy. id rather pay more tax than have kids education funded by maccas
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Same here Kali!!!!
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Here's your HSC - d'ya want fries with that?

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Here's your HSC - d'ya want fries with that?



Yes please! And a double quarter pounder with cheese. omg, i cant believe that was my fave burger. lol
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