John Merrow and Mary Levy, with a reply by Tom Toch

John Merrow recently retired after forty-one years covering education for the PBS NewsHour and NPR. His new book is Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education. Mary Levy is an independent education analyst and the former director of the Public Education Reform Project of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. Thomas Toch is director of FutureEd, an independent think tank at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.