Have you ever asked yourself, 'Why do we do this?' when faced with the day-to-day realities of school, such as report cards, standardized tests, or textbooks? Chances are, if you are like most Americans, you haven't. William Spady has, however, and in Beyond Counterfeit Reforms he questions the dead-end assumptions of American education. Not only does Spady thoroughly articulate the bad news about the deep organizational flaws in our schools, but he develops the model of a Total Learning Community-a profoundly compelling description of a possible education and society which makes current reform methods look superficial and misguided in comparison.
William Spady is senior partner in ChangeLeaders, an international consulting company dedicated to maximizing personal and organizational effectiveness in business and education, located in Dillon, Colorado. He is known across the globe as a cutting-edge theorist, writer, developer, and leader in new-paradigm models of learning, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and outcome-based learning systems.