By Charles V. Willie, Ralph Edwards, Michael J. Alves
Most studies of school reform offer single-variable solutions such as choice, autonomy, or standards. The present study shows how a better and more permanent reform outcome is achieved when choice, diversity, and school improvement are introduced simultaneously. The authors have attended and worked in big city and small-town schools in various parts of the country as students, teachers, administrators, planning consultants and researchers. They draw upon their experience in revealing how to achieve both excellence and equity in all schools.