What do you get when you combine a European system of standards with an American business award? Quality schools that continually and passionately engage in reform to meet high educational standards, according to Salowe and Lessinger. Healing Public Schools is a step-by-step prescription for applying this reform medicine to the ailing educational system.
Allen Salowe is a former school board president with a distinguished business-planning career spanning three decades. Leon Lessinger is the former Assistant U.S. Commissioner for Elementary and Secondary Schools. The authors are senior fellows at the Florida Institute of Education.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgment Chapter 3 What's Ailing our Public Schools? Chapter 4 Classroom Teaching Suffers its Pain in Silence Chapter 5 Positive Steps to Help Relieve Chronic Pain Chapter 6 Reliable Treatments that Help Sick Schools Get Better Chapter 7 Using Quality to Improve the Health and Fitness of Schools Chapter 8 A Reliable Organization Inspires the Health of Public Schools Chapter 9 Continuous Improvement Helps Shape School Performance Chapter 10 Prescription for Healing the Chronic Illness of Public Schools Chapter 11 Afterword: Dr. William N. Kiefer Chapter 12 Appendix A: Getting Public Schools Back to Health Chapter 13 Appendix B: Achieving Quality Classroom Teaching Chapter 14 Appendix C: Resources for Healing Public Schools Chapter 15 Appendix D: Healthy Schools with Systems Thinking Chapter 16 Appendix E: Draft State Reliability Legislation Chapter 17 Articles, Books, and Bibliography Chapter 18 Authors and Contributors