Outsourcing Public School Functions

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Dearborn Public Schools are left without subsitute teachers because the company Professional Education Services Group (PESG) abrupty ceased operations and fliled for bankruptcy on Monday. The issue was released on Dearborn's Facebook page Monday afternoon. 


Some questions to think about:

What are some of the implications of public policies allowing schools to outsource certain functions to private companies?

Which functions (substitutes, actual teaching, facilities, food service, etc) are acceptable to be outsourced and which are not?

How does the relationship between the school's vested interest in getting the lowest cost for contractors effect the final outcome for students in our state?

Source: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/dearborn-schools-left-without-immediate-substitute-teachers-after-company-shuts-down