Jennifer Government is a dystopian novel set in an alternate reality where most nations are controlled by for-profit corporate entities and there is limited government political power.
I read this when I was about 14 or 15 — it was on sale at Walden’s in the mall. The book wasn’t exactly groundbreaking or of “that high of quality.” And I don’t remember ever detail of the story, except this concept where schools and students were sponsored by different companies; like the McDonald’s School where students wore uniforms in the colors of the company.
So, I am deeply fascinated when I see articles like these:
How Target is infiltrating public schools to build customers for life
Google wants to save our schools — and hooks a new generation of users
How McDonald’s and corporate america are bringing internet access to rural america