Do ATMs belong with ABCs?
At Grossmont High School in El Cajon, Calif., students use the ATM to obtain funds for things like lunch and dance tickets. A survey of 2,000 youths by Teen Research Unlimited found that 1 in 50 students aged 16 and 17 has access to an ATM at school. But critics argue that ATMs in schools encourage consumerism. "The school is not a mall," says Gary Ruskin, executive director of Commercial Alert, a watchdog group.
"Anything that conveys that message detracts from the integrity and moral authority of the school and its ability to educate students."
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|Publication:||New York Times Upfront|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 24, 2005|
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