Fact Sheet: Contracting Proponents of privatization claim that the private sector can do a better job at a cheaper price. But experience shows that privatization often leads to increased costs for the public and reduced accountability to taxpayers.
Fact Sheet: Higher Education State funding for higher education has been on the decline for decades. But privatization-based cost saving measures lead to a loss of accountability, fail to save money and lower the quality of services, while harming workers and the local economy.
Fact Sheet: Outsourcing Outsourcing is promoted as a way to save money, improve services, and shake up so-called “unaccountable bureaucracies.” But in reality, it often fails on all counts, especially in attempts to outsource human and social services.
Fact Sheet: Public-Private Partnerships Public-private partnerships privatize valuable public assets such as roads and bridges to guarantee long-term returns to financiers at the expense of taxpayers.
Fact Sheet: Prisons Private prisons are more dangerous for inmates and staff, and often fail to deliver the savings they promise.
Fact Sheet: Schools Outsourcing school support services generally leads to a loss of accountability, fails to save money and lowers the quality of services, while harming workers and the local economy.
Fact Sheet: Infrastructure Infrastructure privatization can actually increase costs for a city and its residents, eliminate accountability
to the public, and compromise the quality of critical services that residents regularly rely on.
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Power Tools to Fight Privatization These valuable publications will give you the tools you need to help fight back against efforts to privatize public services.
Making a Killing An in-depth look at the private prison industry: violence, escapes, cash flow and some politicians’ plans to make our communities less safe and more prone to violent crime
Florida's Experiment with Privatizing Child Welfare Services
Taking Them for a Ride: An Assessment of the Privatization of School Transportation in Ohio's Public School Districts
Schools for Sale: The Privatization of Non-Instructional School Services
Government for Sale: An Examination of the Contracting Out of State and Local Government Services
Shady Deals in the Sunshine State: The Florida Model of Privatization
Safety Net for Sale: The Dangers of Privatizing Social Services
The Evidence Is Clear: Crime Shouldn't Pay
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