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No one is apphalled by the ads by Sharron Angle who is opposed to the Dept of Education?

Carol Parker 7/8 Drama, Film, Honors & Regular Language Arts

Here we are all teachers and all throughtout this blog are sprinkled ads against Harry Reid sponsored by Sharron Angle. A huge part of her platform is less government involvement. She wants to get rid of the Dept of Education!

How can any of our schools survive without government funding? She favors children being home-schooled. Where will all the teachers go?

While I do not believe this could happen immediately, how could an education blog, buy her ads?

I am shocked at the George Lucas Foundation. Could they not have found advertisers elsewhere who support government backed education?

Please enlighten me.

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Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

Re: Political Ads Appearing on Edutopia.org

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Hi Carol,

Thanks so much for your feedback. I want to assure you that in no way does The George Lucas Educational Foundation endorse any political candidate, issues, or particular stances. We actually make this neutrality one of our top priorities, given that we are a private foundation and cannot be active in the political arena.

With that being said, we do operate ads that are part of the Google AdSense network on edutopia.org. We have strict filters in place that block political ads of this nature but every once in a while the advertisers do find a way to sneak in their ads. As a result, we do constantly monitor edutopia.org to combat advertisers who try to bypass traditional filters.

We also encourage every community member on edutopia.org to report any inappropriate ads to community@edutopia.org. Please include screen grab of the ad, as well as the url it was found and we can block it right away. We're also looking into further tightening our ad filters.

Again, thanks for your feedback and your dedication to making edutopia.org a safe place (free of political endorsements and jargon) for educational issues.

All the best,
Elana

7/8 Drama, Film, Honors & Regular Language Arts

THANK YOU

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Elana, Thank you for responding. I was going to QUIT EDUTOPIA, and I am still reeling that NO ONE ELSE reacted/responded???!!

I did not realize that advertisers sneak their ads in, but how is it that these ads remained for so long. I hope with the upcoming election that you are all more vigilant. I was beginning to gag and not look forward to running home and onto edutopia.

Again, thanks and let us all find innovative solutions for all of our children, in all of our public schools!!
Carol

Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

No Thank you :)

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Thank YOU Carol for pointing our attention to this issue. We do plan to be more vigilant monitoring these ads and we're currently analyzing some different ad services as well that have stronger filters in place.

Thank you for everything you do for education,
Elana

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Elana, Thank you for responding. I was going to QUIT EDUTOPIA, and I am still reeling that NO ONE ELSE reacted/responded???!!

I did not realize that advertisers sneak their ads in, but how is it that these ads remained for so long. I hope with the upcoming election that you are all more vigilant. I was beginning to gag and not look forward to running home and onto edutopia.

Again, thanks and let us all find innovative solutions for all of our children, in all of our public schools!!

Carol

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