A FILM EXPLORING THE REAL COST OF PRIVATIZING
AMERICA'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS
"Everyone who values democratic education needs to see this."
"A heartbreaking account of massive educational theft."
"This film tells a cautionary tale that is real. It's present."
AMERICA'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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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.
In many places, public education is at a tipping point. Leaders in Washington are calling for a massive increase in funds to expand privately-run charter schools and vouchers. Now is the time to join the movement to stop privatization and strengthen public schools.
Matt Damon is an Academy-Award winning actor, film producer and screenwriter. He is also an advocate for public schools. Matt’s mother, Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige, is an expert on early childhood development and author whose books include Taking Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, and Compassionate Kids.
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