1h 36m / Not Rated / Documentary
Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor, Matt Damon, Backpack Full of Cash explores the real cost of privatizing America's public schools. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, the documentary 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.This special screening and post-film audience Q&A are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County, FL, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. LWVHC’s Education Action Group is actively studying the funding, testing and oversight of Charter Schools in Florida. Visit www.hclwv.org to learn more. FREE and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 5:45pm.