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September 12, 2018
Backpack Full of Cash is a powerful documentary about the effect of privatizing public schools. Directed by Sarah Mondale, a teacher with a long-held career and family roots in education, the film places a microscope on the “market-driven reform movement” and examines the impact of charters, vouchers and privatization – issues that many local advocates for public education warn have threatened the health of our own education system in the state of Florida and specifically Hillsborough County.
This affects our entire community since public education is something we all benefit from – whether your children are still in diapers or you have children in public or private school. All Hillsborough County residents are invited and encouraged to attend the upcoming local screening of the film. Hosted by Mitchell Elementary PTA and Roosevelt Elementary PTA at Tampa Theatre with additional sponsorship by Ballast Point Elementary PTA, Dale Mabry Elementary PTA,Roland Park PTSA, Coleman Middle School PTSAand the Alliance for Public Schools. The evening is intended to be an opportunity to informand engage the community with an opportunity for meaningful dialogue. The event is free to the public and will include remarks by former Education Commissioner and USF President, Betty Castor.
September 20, 2018
711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL
Social Hour, 6:30 p.m. (Food and drinks available for purchase)
Introductory Remarks and Film Screening, 7:30 p.m.
Continued discussion immediately following at Franklin Manor