Wasley and Fine write this essay to respond to the oft-heard claim that small schools are not a systemic reform strategy. They argue, instead, that there is now a broad professional and community consensus for small schools; major policy moves within urban, suburban, and rural communities are being advanced to create and maintain small schools, and substantial social science evidence documents the efficiency and equity potential of small schools .
Wasley, P. A., & Fine, M. (2000). Small Schools and the Issue of Scale. Occasional Paper Series, 2000 (3). Retrieved from https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2000/iss3/2