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- Sandy Baum Senior Policy Analyst for the College Board; and Economics Professor, Skidmore College; also co-author of The College Board's "Trends in College Pricing" report and "Trends in Student Aid" report
- Neal McCluskey Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute
- Sara Hebel Politics Editor, Chronicle of Higher Education
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