The documentary "Backpack Full of Cash" will be shown in Knoxville three times in the next few weeks. Narrated by Matt Damon, it explores the impact of privatization on public schools in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville, and other cities.

The local showings are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Knoxville and Knox County, the Knox County Education Association, the Knox County Retired Teachers Association, Jobs With Justice of East Tennessee, the United Campus Workers, SPEAK, and the Knoxville branch of the NAACP.

All showings begin at 6:30pm and will be followed by a Q and A session.

Thursday, November 9 at Pellissippi State (Hardin Valley Campus)
Tuesday, November 14 at West High School
Thursday, November 16 at Gresham Middle School

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We're excited to have Metro

We're excited to have Metro Nashville school board member Amy Murrell Frogge on the Q & A panel for our first showing November 9. Amy is featured in the documentary in the section about Nashville.

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