Postal Workers Unite Nationwide Against Trump’s Privatization Plan

By Jessica Corbett, -

Under the proposal—unveiled in June as part of a 32-point plan (pdf) to significantly reorganize the federal government—USPS would “transition to a model of private management and private or [...]

Salvadorans Protest Renewed Attempts To Privatize Water Resources

By Pedro Cabezas, -

Barely six weeks have passed since the newly elected, right wing-dominated legislature took office in El Salvador, but recent frictions between security personnel of the legislature and [...]

Trump Seeks To Privatize The Post Office

By Staff,, -

WASHINGTON - American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s government [...]

Privatization: The School-To-Prison Pipeline And Inequities In Education

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We must come to terms with the fact that for People of Color, especially Black people, the Promise of Public Education was never realized. As we engage in this fight for Public Education and what [...]

Tucson Draws The Line On Prison Privatization

By Joe Watson, -

One more time, with emphasis: A city near the Mexican border in a state that's home to some of the country's harshest sentencing guidelines and the fourth-highest rate of incarceration in the [...]

Trump Using Amazon to Destroy the Post Office

By David Dayen, The American Prospect -

The Amazon spat is a cover for the formal unveiling of a long-wished right-wing project to destroy the post office and have private industry take over its infrastructure, which taxpayers funded [...]

How Privatization Sparked The Massive Oklahoma Teacher Uprising

By Valerie Vande Panne, -

OKLAHOMA—On April 2, an estimated 30,000 Oklahoma teachers walked out of schools across the state, some traveling hundreds of miles to the capital to protest. This momentum has not stopped: At [...]

Amid School Closures, Puerto Rico’s Teachers Fight Privatization

By Emily Wells, -

Puerto Rico’s Department of Education announced Thursday it will close 283 schools this summer after a sharp drop in enrollment, thought to be partly a result of displacement of families after [...]

Low Energy, High Profits: How Privatizing Public Utilities Left Us All In The Dark

By Jon Jeter, -

More than a generation after President Ronald Reagan barked at his subordinates, “Don’t just stand there; undo something!” government officials from South Africa to southern California have [...]

Trump Infrastructure Plan: Pay Tolls And Privatized Highways

By Steven Rosenfeld, -

As President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address Tuesday, pay close attention to his next big priority—an infrastructure plan—which, over time, could eclipse the [...]

Carillion Catastrophe & Limits Of Privatized Government

By Derek Royden, -

To say that British Prime Minister Theresa May has been having a rough time since rolling the dice on an early election and losing her party’s parliamentary majority in June, is probably a bit of [...]

Inside The Deadly World Of Private Garbage Collection

By Kiera Feldman, -

In New York City overall, private sanitation trucks killed seven people in 2017. By contrast, city municipal sanitation trucks haven’t caused a fatality since 2014. Pedestrians aren’t the only [...]

Puerto Fears School Privatization After Hurricane

By Aída Chávez and Rachel M. Cohen, -

By Aída Chávez and Rachel M. Cohen for the Intercept. As Hurricane Maria departed Puerto Rico, leaving utter ruin in its wake, one community in Vieques picked itself out of the wreckage by [...]

Puerto Rican Teachers Occupy Education Secretary’s Office

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By Fight Back News. San Juan, Puerto Rico - In an escalation in their fight to stop the government from closing or privatizing public schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rican [...]

Co-opted Language: Decoding Ed Reform’s Sales Pitch

By Wrench in the Gears, -

By Wrench In The Gears. The words used to promote “future ready” public education do not mean to reformers what they mean to you. This post is intended to pull back the curtain and expose the [...]