What a Night for Public Education!

 

Panelists Matt Damon and Luis Navarro before the Backpack Full of Cash screening. Below, Boston Teachers Union President Jessica Tang, Matt Damon, Nancy Carlsson-Paige and Luis Navarro. (All photos by Louis Kruger)

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make last night’s Backpack Full of Cash event such a huge success, including all the CPS volunteers, board members and staff who pitched in.   

Filmmakers Vera Aronow and Sarah Mondale did a magnificent job. Our panelists Matt Damon, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Jessica Tang and Luis Navarro did just what I had hoped they would. They connected the powerful film’s message to what’s happening here on the ground in Massachusetts.
 
Of course, we all love Cambridge native Matt Damon, our favorite public education advocate (and the secret sauce who helped us fill the house), but our friend and ally Jessica Tang got the evening’s biggest round of applause! Someone said it was like a No on 2 reunion! Even Tito Jackson was there!