I would like to thank those who assisted in the research and preparation of this primer:
James M. Hohman, Research Assistant, Mackinac Center for Public Policy;
Thomas W. Washburne, Director of Labor Policy, Mackinac Center for Public Policy;
Patrick J. Wright, Senior Legal Analyst, Mackinac Center for Public Policy;
Daniel Himebaugh, Research Fellow, Reason Foundation;
Matthew Piccolo, Research Fellow, Reason Foundation;
Lisa Snell, Director of Education and Child Welfare, Reason Foundation;
Geoff Segal, Director of Government Reform, Reason Foundation;
Jim Palm, Assistant Superintendent, Berrien County Intermediate School District;
Kenneth May, Principal of South Plainfield High School in New Jersey;
Steve Hirano, Associate Publisher, School Bus Fleet;
Robin Leeds, National School Transportation Association Industry Specialist;
John Markey, Vice President/CEO, Absolute Building Maintenance;
Rick Simpson, Regional Sales Director, Chartwells School Dining;
Hannah K. Mead, Communications Intern, Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
This primer reflects their invaluable insights and generous assistance. I remain solely responsible for any errors that may remain.