Backpack Full of Cash Screening & Discussion, Pontiac Sept. 13

Backpack Full of Cash Screening & Discussion, Pontiac Sept. 13

Pontiac, MI – A coalition of local activist groups are hosting a screening of the 2016 documentary film BACKPACK FULL OF CASH on Thursday September 13 at the Crofoot in Pontiac. Admission is free and open to the public, with parents, teachers, and elected officials encouraged to attend.

Pontiac Policy Council and Metro Detroit Democratic Socialists of America have organized the event as an opportunity for the community to learn more about the costs of education privatization in Michigan and nationwide.

The feature-length documentary 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, BACKPACK FULL OF CASH takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education “reform” and its effect on public schools.

After the screening, there will be a discussion among candidates for state legislative offices, Waterford School Board, member of the State Board of Education Michelle Fecteau, and members of the Pontiac School Board. They will discuss the future of education in Pontiac and Michigan and their stances on for-profit education.

Free copies of Class Action: An Activist Teacher’s Handbook will be provided free to attendees on a first come, first served basis. The booklet, a joint effort between Jacobin magazine and the Chicago Teachers Union’s CORE Caucus, explores corporate education reform and the efforts to resist its agenda, providing a deeper understand of what schools are facing nationwide.

Admission is free and open to the public. The event will take place Thursday September 13 from 5:30PM-8:30PM at the Crofoot Ballroom at  1 South Saginaw Street in Pontiac, MI.

Contact

To learn more about this event, please contact:

Mike Espejo, Metro Detroit DSA

Phone: (313) 676-2880

espejokm@gmail.com

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