Produced by Stone Lantern Films and available through Films On Demand, Backpack Full of Cash explores the real cost of privatizing America’s public schools. Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary was filmed inside classrooms and exposes the devastating impact of the corporate-driven reform movement in Philadelphia and other cities where public education, starved of resources, hangs in the balance. Backpack Full of Cash also showcases the everyday heroes fighting for public education and presents a working model for improving our schools. It is also available in English with Spanish subtitles.
Also available through Films On Demand is Stone Lantern Films’ classic four-part series, School: The Story of American Public Education. This landmark PBS series narrated by Meryl Streep is a compelling odyssey that weaves archival footage, rare interviews, and on-site coverage into an unprecedented portrait of public education in America.
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