American Schools Show Best Results Ever in History According to Renowned Public School Educator

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In a recent CMRubinWorld interview, thought leader Dr. Richard Dufour defends public schools while debunking the education policies intended to ‘fix’ them.

Educator and best-selling author Dr. Richard Dufour was a public school educator for 34 years, serving as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. Dufour 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.

Dufour believes the harsh policies being directed at US public schools have failed because they were based on “faulty assumptions.”

Dufour was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer last year. He hopes his book will persuade policy makers, educators and parents that the best way forward for sustainable school improvement is to build “the capacity of educators to work as members of a professional learning community.”

“We must change the narrative of what it means to be a teacher from the current story that paints uncaring educators as the problem of American education to one in which teachers are recognized as the crucial nation builders that they are.” — Richard Dufour

Dr. Richard Dufour investigates the state of education today in his comprehensive critically-acclaimed book, In Praise of American Educators – And How They Can Become Even Better.

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CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 500 interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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