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How to Investigate the Privatization of Public Services

Across the country, federal agencies and state and local governments are accelerating the pace of privatization. From water systems to public schools, virtually every type of public service and asset is being shifted to private control. While some claim the private sector is more efficient than government, outsourcing has often resulted in corruption, cost overruns, service failures, less transparency and greater inequality. In this session, journalists will share tactics from their investigations of privatization in public education, the criminal justice system and economic development.