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The Service of Democratic Education

Release Date: 
October 4, 2011

At the commencement ceremony for Columbia University's Teachers College on May 18, 2011, Linda Darling-Hammond was awarded the Teachers College medal for distinguished service. Darling-Hammond marked the occasion by delivering an address that sketched a portrait of the factory-model educational practices at the time of the school's founding and cautioned against reintroducing these ideas under the guise of education reform today.