Posted on: May 02, 2002 at 10:39 AM
Most of the examples of reform are in difficult socio-economic situations. The general idea is to focus on literacy and math,and to mobilize principals and teachers to work together to move ahead. As they do this they increasingly link to parents and the community. I agree that to go beyond this you do need other agencies involved who are working on employment/job training, social support.
Anyway these ideas work in urban settings -in fact most of them are developed in these very settings.