About the Film:
Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, BACKPACK FULL OF CASH takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education “reform” where public education -- starved of resources -- hangs in the balance.
There will be a panel discussion following the free screening.
Mr. Harry Bronson: NYS Assemblyman
Professor Shawgi Tell: Author of "Charter School Report Card"
Ms. Mary Adams: RCSD BOE member
Mr. Windsor Wade: RCSD Teacher & Parent
Charter School advocate to be named
Sponsored by: Rochester Coalition for Public Education, Metro, Justice, Rochester Teachers Association, The Alliance for Quality Education, The Rochester Area Community Foundation, New York State United Teachers.