Opinion – Privatizing school maintenance will hurt services

Source: John Brazee, Jackson Sun, Voices and Views, February 23, 2011

The Jackson-Madison County school system is about to be lured into more privatization by hiring an outside maintenance company to save money. But it’s really being used as a smokescreen for reducing the quality and level of services. Private, for-profit companies making a profit on public tax dollars generally do it by reducing services. How anyone can think that they will get the same service, save money and allow a company to turn a profit is just amazing

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