Education Sector: Teaching and equity

Education for Empowerment: An ES Interview With Linda Darling-Hammond

by Peter W. Cookson Jr.

In late spring, Linda Darling-Hammond and I discussed the state of educational equity in America as part of Education Sector’s interview series on equity in education.

Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University’s School of Education and author of more than a dozen books and 300 articles on educational reform, teacher professionalization, and equity. She has won numerous awards for her research and contributions to policy and practice. Linda worked closely with candidate Barack Obama to shape educational policy and today is working with Gov. Jerry Brown in California to revitalize that state’s once-glorious educational system. Linda is a champion of teachers and the teaching profession. Linda does that rare thing—inspires and informs at the same time.