William Freeland was a summer 2008 intern with the Center’s Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, after having spent parts of 2007 working with the Education Policy Initiative and Students for a Free Economy. He majored in economics at Northwood University.

By William Freeland

School Service Privatization: Survey 2008 Map

Michigan School Privatization Survey 2008

Privatization of school support services is a time-tested means for lowering educational costs. The three major services that school districts in Michigan contract out for are food, custodial and transportation. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy's survey of privatization is the longest running and most comprehensive source of school support service data in the nation. … more

School Privatization Grows Again (Revised Version)

Survey 2008: School Service Privatization Grows Again

Done right, school support service privatization can save money and improve services — even if the privatization option is used solely to persuade public employee bargaining units to sharpen their pencils. … more