Backpack Full of Cash is coming to Knoxville!

SPEAK is happy to be a co-sponsor of three showings of the anti-privatization documentary “Backpack Full of Cash.” These showings will take place in November in coordination with American Education Week, November 13-17, 2017.

“Backpack” is narrated by Matt Damon, the son of a public school teacher. It helps explain the threats posed to public education by schemers and groups who see public schools as a vast backpack full of cash. Vouchers? Charter schools? We must fight back NOW!

The trailer can be seen here:

More info on the making of “BFoC” here:

Facebook page for the Knoxville showings is found at

All are free to the public and begin at 6:30pm and will be followed by a Q and A session.

The first showing will take place on November 9 @ Pellissippi State Community College, Goins Auditorium, Hardin Valley Campus.

The second showing will be on November 14th @ West High Lecture Hall.

Our final showing will be on November 16th @ Gresham Middle School Auditorium.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Knoxville and Knox County (LWVKKC), the Knox County Education Association (KCEA), the Knox County Retired Teachers Association (KCRTA), Jobs With Justice East Tennessee (JWJET), United Campus Workers (UCW), SOCM (Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment), SPEAK (Students, Parents, and Educators Across Knox County), and the Knoxville Branch of the NAACP.

We hope to see you there!

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