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How to Follow the Creeping Privatization of Public Services; by Diane Ravitch

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'There is an organization that tracks the privatization of public services--in cities, states, nationally and internationally. It is called 'In the Public Interest.' I urge you to sign up for its online newsletter and reports. You can stay informed about efforts to transfer public assets into private hands and to turn public services into profit-making businesses: A new film on efforts to monetize and disrupt higher education; Privatizing the war in Afghanistan, with Erik Prince–Betsy’s brother–in charge of recruiting mercenaries;Privatizing the management of national parks and campgrounds; Privatizing municipal water systems; Outsourcing the fire department in Orange County, California; A rally in Westchester County, New York, against privatizing the local airport; The victory in Dallas of opponents of a toll road.And that’s only a sampling.'

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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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