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.
|Publisher:||Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers|
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About the Author
Lawrence Baines (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) is a professor at the University of Oklahoma. Baines has held endowed chairs at two institutions of higher education and is the author or co-author of eleven books.
Table of Contents
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.