An online news service in California cited the Mackinac Center’s 2011 school privatization survey in an article titled “Teacher Unions Launch Scare Campaign Against Concept of Privatization.”

The Center’s survey shows that a majority of public school districts in Michigan contract out for at least one of the three main noninstructional services — custodial, food or transportation — and new contracts this year alone will save taxpayers nearly $8 million.

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Seventy Percent of School Districts Contract Out for Food, Custodial or Transportation Services