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By banning water privatization, Baltimore is showing what it really means to resist

In the Public Interest’s Jeremy Mohler writes, “Baltimore’s leaders just showed what many call political will, a rare commodity in the age of endless tax cuts. Pushed by organized residents and groups like Food & Water Watch and Communities United, they’re laying the groundwork to truly fix the city’s crumbling infrastructure rather than use the smoke and mirrors of privatization.”

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Private schools are forcing cuts to staff and maintenance at neighborhood schools

Teachers and support staff speak out on how allowing for an unlimited number of privately operated charter schools in California is taking funding from students and forcing cuts to staff, classes, and maintenance at traditional, neighborhood schools. Visit howmuchcharterscost.org and read In the Public Interest’s new report, Breaking Point: The Cost of Charter Schools for Public School Districts.

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Buying Influence. How Private Prison Companies Expand Their Control of America’s Criminal Justice System

"In the Public Interest" has published a comprehensive report on how private prison companies are buying influence to expand their control of the U.S. criminal justice system. This report explores the ways corrections companies influence public officials. It is divided into three sections, each of which studies a separate avenue of influence: campaign contributions, lobbying, and professional corrections associations.

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