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Competitive Enterprise Institute
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Z Magazine, April 2000
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Speaker of the House, Illinois
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National Association of Manufacturers
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Assistant Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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CultureWatch, April 2000
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Project for the Republican Future
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School Reform News
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J. Stanley Marshall, Chairman and CEO
The James Madison Institute
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Dr. John W. Cooper, President and Headmaster
Wichita Collegiate School, Wichita, Kansas
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Dr. Dan McGarry, editor
Freedom in Education
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Clint Bolick, Litigation Director
Institute for Justice
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Noel Card, Public Affairs Director
American Legislative Exchange Council
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The Blum Center
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Dave Ziffer, school reform activist
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William Edgerly, director
CEOs for Fundamental Change in Education
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John J. McMahon
Office of the Attorney General
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Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
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Leadership Councils of America
Past Heartland Publications
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Stuart M. Butler, Director of Domestic Studies
The Heritage Foundation
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U.S. Senator, Texas
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Jerry Naughton, President
Manpower Services (Springfield, IL)
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Dr. Jerry Ellig
Center for the Study of Market Processes
George Mason University