Backpack Full of Cash


We hope you will join us on October 12 in the Drake High Little Theater for a special evening exploring the impacts of privatization and commodification, to public education at the local, national and international levels.

We are honored to be joined by Dr. Frank Adamson, Senior Policy and Research Analyst at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, who will present his research, as we make the links between local charter schools and the larger privatization movement.

Following his presentation, Dr. Adamson, will introduce an exclusive screening of the critically acclaimed new documentary “Backpack Full of Cash.” The film, which is narrated by Matt Damon, explores the impact corporate-driven reform of public education is having on America’s most vulnerable children, and communities across the country.

Immediately following the film, Dr. Adamson will host on a Q&A session.

Click here for tickets.  

If you'd like to donate to help us educate our community, we'd much appreciate it! Click here.


Sunday May 7, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

San Anselmo Memorial Park, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo, CA

Join families from all 5 Ross Valley district schools at the Spring Fling & Picnic on May 7 from 4-7pm at Memorial Park. From incoming TK to graduating 8th grade, all are welcome! 

Come play games, bring a ball for soccer or kickball, and get creative at our arts tables. 

Face painting by Leonie Meissner ($5/hand, $15/full face) 

Bring your musical instruments if you feel like jamming with friends, old and new. 

Pizza by the slice & soft drinks will be sold by Napoli Pizza’s food truck or bring a picnic of your own. 


Hope to see you all there and please forward.  This is a great time to meet and socialize with friends and families. 

Manor Expeditionary Learning (EL) Info Night

There is an Expeditionary Learning (EL) info night next week, Wednesday, March 22nd, 7–8:30 pm at Marin's first EL school!

From the Manor PTA:
"This event will be informative for everyone: for those who attended the last EL info meeting, as well as those who were not able to attend previously.
Event info and RSVP link found below.
We look forward to seeing you there!"

Expeditionary Learning (EL) Info Night: An In-depth Look & Q+A


Please join Manor Principal Peg Minicozzi and Manor teachers for an in-depth look at Expeditionary Learning (EL) and the future of Manor school. Following up on the overview provided by the last EL information night, this event will address the particulars of what EL will look like at Manor, including specific practices in the classroom at different grade levels, and the time frame for implementation. Ms Minicozzi will present detailed examples of some of the EL Core Practices, including Expeditions at the elementary school level, and there will be time for an extended Q and A following the presentation

Come see how EL theory meets practice at Manor!

Community movie night Tuesday evening, March 14th. Join us!

Education, Inc. is a documentary that follows the money corrupting our public schools. It tells of the drive to privatize our schools, giving private investors and large education corporations new-found access to the nearly $600 billion public tax dollars spent annually to educate public school children. Education, Inc. examines the quiet and systematic dismantling of America’s public education system under the banner of “school choice.” With striking footage from school protests, raucous school board meetings and interviews with some of the most well known educators in the country, Education, Inc. provides a clear picture of profit and politics that’s sweeping across America.

Grab your friends and join us for a free screening on March 14th at 7pm at Drake High School’s Little Theater. Discussion to follow. To register for your seats and to see a trailer of the movie, go to our eventbrite page.