Acknowledgements and About the Author


The author gratefully acknowledges the editing assistance of Policy Writer and Editor David M. Bardallis and Vice President of Communications Joseph G. Lehman.

About the Author

Former junior-high and high school teacher Matthew J. Brouillette is assistant director of education policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He joined the full-time Mackinac Center staff in early 1998.

Brouillette received a bachelor of arts degree in U.S. history and secondary education from Cornell College in Iowa, a master of education degree in graduate education from Azusa Pacific University in California, and a master of arts degree in history from the University of San Diego.

He is author of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's 1999 studies, Unused Capacity in Privately Funded Michigan Schools and The Impact of School Choice on School Employee Labor Unions. Brouillette is also managing editor of the Center's quarterly education journal, Michigan Education Report, and author of numerous commentaries on education-related issues.