We are grateful to Joseph Wisnowski, Coordinator for School Finance
and Fiscal Analysis, Texas Education Agency, for giving us access to
the data used in this report and to Scott Lewis, who helped us sort
through many of the data questions. Special thanks go to our reviewers, Lionel Galway of RAND and Daniel Goldhaber of the Urban
Institute, and to two anonymous referees who reviewed a shorter
version of this report for Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
The report has benefited considerably from their comments in terms
of both substance and clarity. Thomas Sullivan, a RAND colleague,
provided helpful comments on the analysis during the course of the
project. We thank Karshia Farrow for her assistance with the draft
report and Patricia Bedrosian for her impeccable editing.