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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.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Baines, Lawrence, author. Title: Privatization of America's public institutions: the story of the American sellout / Lawrence Baines. Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2019. Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2019000124 | ISBN 978-1-4331-6433-0 (hardback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-6432-3 (paperback: alk. paper) | ISBN 978-1-4331-6434-7 (ebook pdf) ISBN 978-1-4331-6435-4 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-6436-1 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: Privatization—United States. | Private military companies—United States. Criminal justice, Administration of—United States. Corrections—Contracting out—United States. | Privatization in education—United States. Classification: LCC HD3888.B29 2019 | DDC 338.973/05—dc23 LC record available at DOI 10.3726/b15289 Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the “Deutsche Nationalbibliografie”; detailed bibliographic data are available on the Internet at

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