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.


The U.S. Mail is Not for Sale

You can mail a letter anywhere in the domestic United States for just 49 cents. Think about that for a second. Your letter literally can travel thousands of miles - ...

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Pro-Privatized Prison Study Debunked

Whenever I hear something that sounds a little fishy, I always follow my mom's advice to consider the source. So when two professors from Temple University touted a study praising the quality ...

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Michigan: A Magnet for Charter Schools

As a nation we often talk about the importance of educating our children, but sometimes we talk the talk more than we walk the walk. In Michigan, a year-long investigation ...

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The Pushback Against Privateers

“In states and cities across the country, lawmakers are expressing new skepticism about privatization, imposing new conditions on government contracting, and demanding more oversight.” -- The Atlantic, 4/23/14 "Is privatization ...

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