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In Sold Out, Alex Molnar and Faith Boninger argue that although school commercialism is often wrapped in the benign trappings of a partnership with a public-spirited corporation,. . .advertising and marketing in schools is anything but benign (p.12).

More specifically, these partnerships, the authors contend, undercut the schools responsibility to protect the general welfare of students and to engage them in a meaningful analysis of the context of their lives. Thoroughly explain how and why this is so according to Molnar and take a reasoned stand on this matter one way or another.

Be sure to identify and explain the seven different categories of school/business partnerships, using concrete examples that work to underscore their central idea. Be sure to support your work with evidence from the book and to work out your ideas thoroughly and systematically.