UFT Screens ‘Backpack Full of Cash’ Documentary

‘Backpack Full of Cash’ star Olivia Ponce (2nd from r) attended the screening with (l-r) her daughter Olivia Vasquez, the movie’s producer/director Sarah Mondale and producer Vera Arnow and UFT Community & Parent liaison Nicholas Cruz.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The United Federation of Teachers hosted a special screening, in English and Spanish, of the acclaimed documentary, ‘Backpack Full of Cash’ on Tuesday, June 11 at the UFT Bronx Learning Center. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon, the documentary serves as a powerful tool to inform parents, teachers and community members about the reality of market-based education ‘reform,’ and its impact on American public schools and the 50 million students who rely on them.

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