Janet R. Beales is a policy analyst with the Education Studies Program of the Reason Foundation. Before earning her M.B.A. degree at the University of Washington, Ms. Beales was assistant editor for the Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics, and a project manager at the National Chamber Foundation in Washington, D.C. She is the author of numerous articles and Reason Foundation studies on education policy.

John O'Leary is a policy analyst with the Privatization Center of the Reason Foundation. He is a graduate of MIT and holds an M.S. degree in engineering. Mr. O'Leary is the editor of the monthly Privatization Watch newsletter, is a contributing editor to Intellectual Ammunition magazine, and writes a regular column for the LA Daily News. He is the author of numerous articles and studies on privatization.