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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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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The Economics of Detention

The U.S. prison population has grown more than 700 percent between 1970 and 2009. We're locking people up left and right, including thousands of non-violent immigrants whose only crime is ...

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Privatizing Climate Change

We already know that reckless outsourcing has negative impacts on the local community. But did you know it can also contribute to climate change? In a new op-ed I just ...

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Report Exposes Outsourcing’s Damage

Inequality. You’re probably hearing this word everywhere, and rightly so. In the U.S. today, the top one percent own about 38 percent of the financial wealth in America. The bottom ...

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Congress Weighs Charter School Accountability

Charter schools that receive public money should be held to the same standards as traditional public schools. That’s just common sense. Unfortunately, many charter schools throughout the country don’t provide all ...

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