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Backpack Full of Cash Documentary Screening – Raleigh
May 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Narrated by Matt Damon, Backpack Full of Cash explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. This 90-minute documentary takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013–14 school year, into the world of what is now called education “reform.” In Philadelphia and other big cities, public education – starved of resources – hangs in the balance. NC is at a crossroads as we see more and more privatization of our public schools.
A panel discussion with public education leaders will follow the film along with Q&A from audience.
The filmmakers are part of the team that made the award-winning 4-part PBS series, SCHOOL: The Story of Public Education, narrated by Meryl Streep. Directed by: Sarah Mondale. Produced by: Vera Aronow and Sarah Mondale.
This event is co-sponsored by the Council, Public Schools First NC, North Carolina Association of Educators, and North Carolina State University Libraries.