The author would like to acknowledge the following people for their assistance:

  • Daniel H. Bowen, Ph.D. in education policy, postdoctoral fellow at Rice University

  • Adam Emerson, director, Program on Parental Choice, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

  • Dr. Matthew Ladner, senior advisor of policy and research, Foundation for Excellence in Education

  • Michael Van Beek, director of research, Mackinac Center

  • Daniel Montgomery, marketing and design director, Mackinac Center

  • Ilia Anderson, graphics intern, Mackinac Center

Although these individuals helped significantly with this study, any errors in the report are the responsibility of the author alone.