Hundreds of Brookline parents and children visit the BEU’s booth at Brookline Day every year! It’s fun — we’ll collect signatures for Raise Up Massachusetts and encourage children to draw pictures of school activities that students deserve.
Please join us on Sept. 13 at 7pm at the Wheelock Family Theater (200 Riverway, Boston) for the Boston premiere of the acclaimed documentary Backpack Full of Cash.
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.
Sponsored by: Citizens for Public Schools, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. This film is free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.
RSVPs encouraged at bit.ly/backpack_BOS