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Response to madfloridian (Reply #26)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 08:53 PM

38. What I was wondering about is more of a definitional question...

...as to what you consider to be "privatization."

It seems to me that in this case the Federal Government (which is not a private entity) bought a database for use by pubic schools (which are not private entities), from a for-profit, private company that specializes in developing educational technology.

I don't see how this is an example of "privatization". When a public entity buys goods and services from a commercial company, it does not become any less of a public entity. All government agencies and organizations buy products from private, for profit companies. They don't become "privatized" by doing so.

How do you figure that this specific case is an example of "privatization"?

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