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Privatization of America’s Public Institutions

The Story of the American Sellout

Lawrence Baines

Privatization of America’s Public Institutions describes the transformation of the military, K–12 public schools, public universities and colleges, and prisons into enterprises focused on generating profits for a select few. In many cases, privatization has limited accessibility, promoted segregation, fueled declining standards, increased costs, and reduced quality.

Figures – Tables – Acknowledgments – Introduction: Public or Private? – Privatizing the Military: Profiting from the Carnage of War – Privatizing Corrections: Making Money from Misery – Privatizing K–12 Public Education: How the Profit Motive Is Changing Schools – Privatizing Public Higher Education: Selling Off the Alma Mater – American Sellout – Index.