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"What a fascinating read and a thoughtful recommendation for education in the United States and beyond…"

DR. JAMES HAMOS, former Senior Advisor to the Director, National Science Foundation

"In New Era – New Urgency, F. Joseph Merlino and Deborah Pomeroy share their expansive understanding of the foundations of American education This book is logically organized and beautifully written. This book makes a compelling case for changes that need to be made in America’s education system and is a must read for education professionals.”  

DR. PRESTON D. FEDEN, Profesor Emeritus, Department of Education, La Salle University

“Policymakers, Educators, and the public would do well to understand and work to implement a new purpose-driven education described by the authors. An important contribution of this book is to understand more fully the changing purposes of American education.”  

CHARLES COBLE, former Dean of the School of Education, East Carolina University, the former Vice President for the 17-campus University of North Carolina System

"New Era – New Urgency is a read that not only belongs on the bookshelves of every reforming educator, but one that presents ideas that set the bar significantly high to incite and direct future outcomes for needed change.” 

DR. GARY A. LAURSEN, Director & President, High Latitude Mycological Research Institute and Affiliate Professor of Biology, Universities of Alaska and Montana

“This is an incredible book that shares the important work of transforming school systems to empower students with critical thinking. I learned a great deal about history, culture, and educational change.” 

DR. JO BOALER, Nomellini & Olvivier Professor of Education (Mathematics), Stanford University and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in Great Britain

New Era–New Urgency


F. Joseph Merlino and Deborah Pomeroy

Lexington Books 2024

Pages: 420 Trim: 6 x 9"

978-1-66694-976-6 • Hardback • March 2024 • $135.00 • (£104.00)

978-1-66694-977-3 • eBook • March 2024 • $50.00 • (£38.00) (coming soon)


Subjects: Education Policy, Education Reform, History of Education, Sociology of Education, Foundations of Education, Education for Democracy, STEM Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Inclusive Education, Curricula, Current Issues

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