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Michigan schools continue to privatize

August 19, 2011
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DETROIT — The number of Michigan school districts that are moving towards privatizing services is growing, according to the Detroit Free Press.

A report published by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy found that 54 percent of districts have privatized at least one service, including food services or custodial services, the article stated.

According to the article, in the Southeast part of the state, that figure jumps to 65 percent.

"In the past decade, privatization of non-instructional services has moved from controversy to consensus," said James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy.

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