"This report on the success of the Next Century schools and their wide-ranging experiments in education is heartening, as is the authors' conviction that if business (Ford, IBM, etc.) can change to quality management, so can education."
Yet another in the flurry of recent volumes advocating choice in schools; this one emphasizes ``the discipline of the market.'' By the former chairman and CEO of RJR Nabisco (now chairman of IBM) and others involved in the educational policy debate, this latest thesis nailed on the door of the educational establishment invokes the quality management theories of the late W. Edwards Deming and the success stories of the RJR Nabisco Foundation's Next Century Schools Program.
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