School choice has aroused more public passion than any other school reform movement. This book clarifies a number of issues surrounding this hotly debated topic. Drawing on interviews and analyses of school choice research, Peter Cookson examines a variety of school choice plans around the nation and analyzes their outcome in terms of student achievement, school improvement, and the rights of the citizenry. Arguing that school choice can be a useful tactic of educational reform, he offers an innovative proposal for its implementation.