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Busted Pencils on the New Documentary: "Backpack Full of Cash" by Diane Ravitch

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DO NOT MISS THIS: all the information you need about the  'choice' narrative. Tim Slekar regularly posts podcasts of high value to those fighting privatization. This one features an  interview with the veteran filmmakers whose new documentary tells the story of the organized assault on public education. Please take he time to listen. The film, narrated by Matt Damon is titled “Backpack Full of Cash,” the term corporate reformers use to describe their goal. The film looks at these program's impact on the children & the schools... how these  'market-based' 'reforms are playing out, and how defunding impacted the programs& the kids in wonderful school.  PBS, recently ran a series opposing public schools and touting the glories of the free market,All and urge them to give airtime to this documentary.It is sad,that public television gives airtime to a show attacking public education?"

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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