The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) acknowledges the following individuals for their involvement in preparing this report. Special thanks go to the report’s lead researchers at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI): Michael Q. McShane, research fellow in education policy studies, and Daniel K. Lautzenheiser, program manager. 

Frederick M. Hess, director of education policy studies, AEI; Jaimie K. Matthews, senior manager, USCCF; and Cheryl Oldham, vice president, USCCF, also contributed to this report.

We thank the Chamber team who contributed to the editing, design, and production of this report, including Laurie Frankel, Jordan Kenney, Brian Miller, and Sooki Moon. 

This report was made possible through the support of State Farm Insurance and Edgenuity.