A wonderfully useful, hones and comprehensive book, one which does not oversimplify the condition and the opportunities of the public schools.
--Theodore R. Sizer, chairman, Coalition of Essential Schools
Based on an extensive, in-depth study of 150 students from across the country, Kids and School Reform offers a student perspective on schools that are transforming themselves. Using extended vignettes and the actual voices and stories of five students who differ in personality, economic and personal circumstances, and academic achievement, the authors show how reform efforts affect kids and what changes matter the most. The five high schools studied are part of the Coalition of Essential Schools.