The Public Education Action Team of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties invites the public to a free screening of “Backpack Full of Cash.” The film looks at the impact on several public school systems that have been affected by loss of funds to charter schools and vouchers for private schools. These policies have been implemented in North Carolina.
North Carolina continues to direct increasing amounts of public funds to charter and private schools, via vouchers, while still not fully funding traditional public schools and related services. This impacts all of us, whether or not we have school age children; a strong public education system benefits all community members.
LWV believes that an informed public is better able to make appropriate selections for their children and community, provide input to elected officials and make educated choices in the voting booth. A question and answer session, immediately following the film, will be led by Durham School Board member Natalie Beyer and former Durham Superintendent of Schools Bert L’Homme.
This screening is jointly sponsored by: Public Schools First, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and NC Council of Churches.