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"Education is this generation’s revolution" - Wendy Kopp

Wendy Kopp with the Medalist in Architecture Laurie OlinOn April 12, 2013, Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America and this year's recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership, announced to a Monticello crowd that "the kind of thriving, equitable society [Jefferson] could only dream of is within our grasp."  Calling education "this generation’s revolution", she urged the audience to recommit to Jefferson's principles and "invest in the leadership of our rising generation."

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