William Maze is the former labor research assistant for the Midland-based Mackinac Center for Public Policy and an attorney.

By William Maze

Upping the Ante: Civil Service Rules and State Contracting

MPR raises the learning curve with a special back-to-school issue on education and privatization, including feature articles on school unions and privatization, how privatization could help Detroit schools, and private management of school cafeterias. Other features discuss privatizing the anti-drug program DARE and competitive contracting of teacher health care benefits. 20 pages. … more

Why Does the Michigan House Want Schools to Waste Money?

Outsourcing noninstructional duties saves money and improves quality for schools and taxpayers, but the Michigan House of Representatives voted to make doing this more difficult and costly for the state's school districts. … more

New Legislation Flunks Out

Folding the Tent on Poor Performance

Project Labor Agreements

Privatization for Safety's Sake