Part One: Perspectives on Reform.
The Educational Situation (J. Dewey).
Progress or Regress (D. Tyack & L. Cuban).
Reformers, Radicals, and Romantics (D. Ravitch).
Part Two: Milestones.
Opinion of the Court, Brown v. Board of Education (U.S. Supreme Court).
Soviet Education Far Ahead of U.S. (B. Fine).
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I: Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards--Part A: Improving Basic Grants Operated by School Districts.
Opinion of the Court, Lau v. Nichols (U.S. Supreme Court).
A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform (National Commission on Excellence in Education).
America's Choice: High Skills or Low Wages! Executive Summary (National Center on Education and the Economy).
Learning a Living: A Blueprint for High Performance--A SCANS Report for America 2000, Executive (Summary Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, U.S. Department of Labor).
Goals 2000 Legislation: Increasing Student Achievement Through State and Local Initiatives: Introduction (U.S. Department of Education).
Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS): Overview and Key Findings Across Grade Levels (National Center for Education Statistics).
What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future, Executive Summary (National Commission on Teaching and America's Future).
Part Three: Reform as Response to Social Diversity and Student Needs.
Discussion of School Funding (J. Kozol).
Bilingual Education: The Controversy (R. Rothstein).
The Full-Service Vision: Responding to Critical Needs (J. Dryfoos).
Part Four: Reform as Restructuring the Governance and Organization of Schooling.
Better Schools Through New Institutions: Giving Americans Choice (J. Chubb & T. Moe).
Incentives: Linking Resources, Performance, and Accountability (E. Hanushek).
The Birth of a Movement (J. Nathan).
Following the Plan (L. Olson).
Assessing District Capability (P. Schlechty).
A Mixed Record for Reconstitution Flashes a Yellow Light for Districts (C. Hendrie).
Personalizing Middle Schools (N. Ames & E. Miller).
Part Five: Reform Through Standards, Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment.
Thinking About Education in a Different Way (D. Berliner & B. Biddle).
One Hundred Fifty Years of Testing (R. Rothman).
With 2000 Looming, Chances of Meeting National Goals Iffy (D. Hoff).
A Revolution in One Classroom: The Case of Mrs. Oublier (D. Cohen).
Setting High Standards for Everyone (M. Tucker & J. Codding).
What If We Ended Social Promotion? (R. Hauser).
Nineteen Postulates (J. Goodlad).
Prologue from Horace's Compromise (T. Sizer).
The Culture of Resistance (R. Evans).