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August 03, 2015 18:00 ET

Leading Expert and Author Richard DuFour Confronts Criticism of American Educators

BLOOMINGTON, IN--(Marketwired - August 03, 2015) - Solution Tree, a premier educational publisher and professional development provider, has announced a powerful new title that investigates the state of education today.

In Praise of American Educators, by best-selling author Dr. Richard DuFour, presents a compelling case for why contemporary American educators are the greatest generation in history. Backed by the latest research, he exposes the "phony crisis" surrounding the American education system and dives into hot-button issues including public school privatization, merit pay, teacher unions, and student testing.

"This book grew out of frustration," said Dr. DuFour. "I was frustrated that politicians and the media seemed to be waging an increasingly aggressive war not just on the public school system, but also on the educators within it."

He continued, "This book is intended to influence policymakers at all levels and to defend and applaud contemporary educators at the same time that it challenges them to do more."

Jon Saphier, founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, declared, "This book pulls together the powerful and decisive arguments that debunk myths of the 'failure' of U.S. schools. It is indispensable for understanding the current political climate and also vital to pointing the way forward. 'Must-read' is overused, but in this case, it is right on!"

In Praise of American Educators is now available at

About the Author
Richard DuFour, EdD, was a public school educator for 34 years, serving as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. A prolific author and sought-after consultant, he is recognized as one of the leading authorities on helping school practitioners implement the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process in their schools and districts.

About Solution Tree
Solution Tree delivers comprehensive professional development to schools and districts around the world. Solution Tree has empowered K-12 educators to raise student achievement through a wide range of services and products including educator conferences, customized district solutions for long-term professional development, books, videos, online courses, and more.

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