Donald Cohen

Donald Cohen

Donald Cohen is the founder and executive director of In the Public Interest, a national resource and policy center focusing on privatization and responsible contracting.

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Privatization’s Trick-or-Trick Halloween

Halloween is the time of year dedicated to scary stories, and in In the Public Interest report, “Out of Control,” there are 26 frightening and factual tales of how the ...

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For-Profit Corporations’ Prison Break-in

Introducing for-profit companies into America's criminal justice system has been a bad deal for governments across the country. During the past several years, a movement opposed to profit incentives in ...

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Lowering the Bars for Humane Prison Conditions

Detainees at the Northwest Detention Center, an immigrant detention center operated by GEO Group in Tacoma, Washington, initiated the first of repeated hunger strikes on March 7, 2014. A note ...

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Epic Charter School Fail Exposed

A $300,000 plane; $861,000 to pay off personal debts and keep open a struggling restaurant. A down payment on a house and an office flush with flat-screen televisions, executive bathrooms ...

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Study Calls for New Charter School Standards

When charter schools first appeared in the '90s, they aimed to experiment with innovative educational strategies to later implement in all public schools. Fast forward to today, when charters have grown ...

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