Contents: M.C. Wang, H.J. Walberg, Preface. Part I:School Choice.H.J. Walberg, J.L. Bast, Understanding Market-Based School Reform. B.V. Manno, Chartered Governance of Urban Public Schools. T.M. Moe, Private Vouchers: Politics and Evidence. P.E. Peterson, School Choice Experiments in Urban Education. Part II:Best Systems.K.K. Wong, Integrated Governance in Chicago and Birmingham (UK). M.C. Wang, J. Manning, Turning Around Low-Performing Schools: The Case of the Washington, D.C. Schools. D. Lam, Redefining Success: The San Antonio Case. R. Paige, S. Sclafani, Strategies for Reforming Houston Schools. J.H. Bishop, F. Mane, Incentive Effects New York's Minimum Competency Exams. J.W. Guthrie, Contracted Solutions to Urban Education Problems. M.C. Wang, H.J. Walberg, Epilogue.