Join CPS and Matt Damon Sept. 13 for Backpack Full of Cash documentary

Please join us on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 pm at the Wheelock Family Theater (200 Riverway, Boston) for the Boston premiere of the acclaimed documentary Backpack Full of Cash, about the threat of privatization to our public schools.
The event is free and open to the public – No Tickets Required – Seating on a First Come, First Served basis.  Click here to RSVP and Share on Facebook. Click here to view the trailer. 

 Immediately following the film, Matt Damon, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, CPS’s Lisa Guisbond, The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood’s Josh Golin, Boston Teachers Union President Jessica Tang and local activists will discuss how we can stop the corporatization of our public schools.
Backpack Full of Cash 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, it takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of education “reform” where public education – starved of resources and awash in standardized testing – hangs in the balance.
A panel discussion following the screening will discuss the Massachusetts impact of charter school expansion. 
Sponsored by: Citizens for Public Schools, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, and the Schott Foundation for Public Education and others. This film is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.
If you or your organization would like to co-sponsor the event, send me an email