New novel by James A. Gauthier critiques public school system

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Schoolteacher fights against oppressive teachers union in ‘Unacceptable Expectations’

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“Rachel teaches the reader that anything is possible if you don’t quit along the way,” Gauthier says.

Author James A. Gauthier exposes some of the biggest problems in the American public school system through his new novel, “Unacceptable Expectations: A Young Teachers Struggle with Conformity” (published by Trafford Publishing).

When school teacher Rachel joins the teachers union, she expects to be among like-minded individuals who want to help children excel. What she finds is conformity and a pledge to uphold mediocrity. Determined to help her students, Rachel steps outside the norm, and her students succeed.

The teachers union, however, will stop at nothing to halt Rachel’s progress. After being forced out of her job and losing her leg in an attempt on her life, Rachel starts her own school, employing 2,500 teachers. When the union tries to lure her teachers away, Rachel must stand up for what she believe in.

“Rachel teaches the reader that anything is possible if you don’t quit along the way,” Gauthier says.

Through Rachel’s school, Gauthier presents a method of teaching he believes would work on a larger scale. He intends to not only present a criticism of the current public school system, but also posit a potential solution.

“Unacceptable Expectations”
By James A. Gauthier, J.D.
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 354 pages | ISBN 9781490754055
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 354 pages | ISBN 9781490754031
E-Book | 354 pages | ISBN 9781490754048
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
James A. Gauthier, J.D., is a licensed attorney. He previously published the Emily series, the Inside Out trilogy, “Surrealeum Dreams,” “Ian and Eli” and “Interstitial Beings.”

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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