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Cecilia Rouse is an American economist and the Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. On March 20, 2009 she was formally confirmed as a member of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers; she returned to Princeton March 1, 2011. She has conducted several studies on the effects of vouchers.

Paul Peterson is the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and Director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and Editor-In-Chief of Education Next, a journal of opinion and research. Paul E. Peterson, a proponent of vouchers, is widely recognized for a large body of research on school choice and voucher. Among is publications is Saving Schools: From Horace Mann to Virtual Learning (Harvard University Press, 2010).

Martin Carnoy is the Vida Jacks Professor of Education at Stanford University School of Education. He is a labor economist with a special interest in the political economy of the educational system. He specializes in comparative analysis. Prior to coming to Stanford, he was a Research Associate in Economics, Foreign Policy Division, at the Brookings Institution. He is also a consultant to the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO, IEA, OECD, UNICEF, International Labour Office. His publications include Vouchers and Public School Performance: A Case Study of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (Education Policy Institute, 2007,).

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