Thursday, September 1, 2011

Michigan Republicans: Let's Privatize Public School Teaching | Mother Jones

Michigan Republicans: Let's Privatize Public School Teaching | Mother Jones:

Michigan Republicans: Let's Privatize Public School Teaching

A state Senator breaks new ground in the right-wing plan to gut public education.

Thu Sep. 1, 2011 3:00 AM PDT

In Michigan, a state perennially crippled by budget deficits, public school districts across the state have already outsourced their bus drivers, cafeteria workers, sports coaches, and janitors to try and save money. Now Republicans in Michigan's state legislature want to take the outsourcing frenzy one giant leap forward by privatizing public school

Michigan Sen. Phil Pavlov (R), who chairs the state Senate's education committee, is preparing legislation that would allow public school districts to hire teachers through private, for-profit companies. Privatizing the hiring process would presumably allow school districts to bypass

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