From the student teacher interested in educational policy to the new school board member dedicated to school improvement, this distinctive reader is for anyone who cares about innovation and change in the nation's schools. "The Jossey-Bass Readers on School Reform" offers a definitive collection of articles, book excerpts, and seminal reports on educational reform and its many challenges. Containing selected commission reports and other public documents that signal important shifts in the policy arena, you'll listen in as expert contributors debate controversial issues such as school choice, desegregation, bilingual education, school finance, and student needs, offering diverse policy perspectives and giving readers a rich and seasoned view of the reform landscape. You'll also gain insight into issues of school governance and organization and examine how reforms in teaching, testing, curriculum, and standards are changing classrooms, schools, and the profession of teaching. Grounded in scholarship and filled with wisdom, "The Jossey-Bass Reader on School Reform" is a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of educational change and what we can do to make reform lasting and meaningful.