BACKPACK FULL OF CASH is a cautionary tale about how, in cities like Philadelphia, privatization and funding cuts have had a devastating impact on public schools, and the most vulnerable children who rely on them. The film also showcases a model for improving schools – a well-resourced public school system in Union City, New Jersey, where poor kids are getting a high quality education without charters or vouchers.
After the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring:
Dr. Alexandra Freidus, Urban Studies Program, Barnard College
Dr. Erika Kitzmiller, Program in Social Studies Education, Teachers College
Dr. Rachel Throop, Education Program, Barnard College
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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