WKZO AM590 in Kalamazoo and WSJM AM1400 in Lansing both report that privatization of support services in Michigan public schools is up 8 percent over last year.

The reports cite the Mackinac Center's 2010 School Privatization Survey, which Fiscal Policy Analyst James Hohman said shows nearly half of all districts in Michigan outsource food, custodial or transportation services.

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