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Free Screening of Documentary About the Cost of Privatizing Public Schools

Renowned author and advocate for children Jonathan Kozol has called it “a beautiful film” that “everyone who values democratic education needs to see”and now you can watch Backpack Full of Cash at a free screening this February in New London.

Narrated by Matt Damon and directed by a teacher, the movie explores the real cost of privatizing public schools, driving home the point that public education should be a basic civil right.

The screening will take place Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. at Connecticut College, Olin Science Center, Room 014.

This free, public screening of the new documentary Backpack Full of Cash—part of Connecticut College’s Black History Month programming—is co-sponsored by CEA, Connecticut College’s Education Department and Cities & Schools Pathway, Re:public Education, and the New London NAACP Youth Council, among others.

Connecticut College’s Olin Science Center is located at 270 Mohegan Avenue (Route 32), New London, CT 06320. Child care will be provided.

Click here for a flier about the screening.

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