Education, civil rights leaders to host forum, film examining privatization of public schools

back pack
Testingfg of Ads

The Georgia Federation of Teachers, JEEPAC and the DeKalb Chapter of the NAACP are hosting a free screening of the documentary, “Backpack Full of Cash,” on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m., at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur.

The documentary, narrated by Matt Damon, a Cambridge, MA public school graduate, exams how charter schools, vouchers and the privatization movement are threatening the nation’s public schools. Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch, writer David Kirp and policy expert Linda Darling Hammond are among the national thought leaders who provide analysis in the film.

Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, Backpack 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. Backpack puts a human face on complex social, racial and civic issues confronting educators, students, families, and communities.

A discussion will follow the screening. Adults only are invited to the event because of limited space.

On Common Ground News


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Testingfg of Ads

About us

On Common Ground News is published daily by On Common Ground, Inc (OCGNEWS.COM). The newspaper serves DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Metro Atlanta.

The opinions expressed by writers and contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the newspaper’s advertisers.

No portion of this newspaper may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher.

We reserve the right to reject material and advertisements we deem inappropriate.


On Common Ground News
P.O. Box 904
Lithonia, GA 30058


(770) 679-5607

editor@ocgnews.com


Latest News

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: On Common Ground News, 1240 Sigman Road, Conyers, GA, 30012, https://www.ocgnews.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact