The book

In the current educational landscape, young people must learn to ask the right questions, as opposed to simply parroting back the right answers. Schools and teachers, as a result, must change to keep up with this new landscape. John Merrow, who has been covering education for over 30 years via PBS, NPR and other outlets, brings his experience and warm storytelling approach to the current, post-Race to the Top, post-No Child Left Behind education climate.

Hailed by Children’s Defense Fund president Marian Wright Edelman as “thoughtful insights invaluable for anyone concerned about children and the future of American education,” and by former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley as “a warm and thoughtful tribute to teachers, as well as a call to action from the dean of American education reporters,” The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership is available exclusively on Amazon here.

The book is a publication of LM Books; all proceeds will go towards Learning Matters, an independent, non-profit production house founded by Merrow.