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Important Implications of the WTO TFA on Landlocked Countries

Background

The Almaty Programme of Action (APoA): Addressing the Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries within a New Global Framework for Transit Transport Cooperation for Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries was adopted in 2003 as a response to the growing recognition by the international community of the special needs and challenges faced by the LLDCs. 798 more words

Cross Border Trade

Sustainable Education: Foundation for Freedom

So, I am beginning my blog research by asking a question that I, myself, am interested in understanding more thoroughly. I am 25. I have always wanted to be a teacher, yet rebelled against earning teacher certification during college due to the industrialized system I witnessed (and experienced) during practicum, which I feel denies the definition of true education. 682 more words

Education Reform

Becoming a Teacherpreneur

In July, I had the incredible honor of being part of a series of speakers at Teach for America- Las Vegas Valley’s 10 year anniversary. Speaking on stage at the ever growing and changing Fremont Street, I got to share the audience with a hundred other LVV alumni, some of whom were from the charter corps. 1,049 more words

Goals

My First Office Christmas Party

It’s the holiday season.

I am now officially about half-way though my first year of teaching. When I first started, I could never have imagined I would make it to this point alive and relatively sane. 336 more words

Teachforamerica

Finding Inspiration from Students

In November, Teach for America hosted the Black and Latino Leadership Summit and invited PV youth staff to discuss student voice in education. Phillip Douglas , Sir Martin and Monique Lobato led a dialogue about some of the struggles facing Black and Latino students and how youth can turn hardships into positive outcomes with the help of supportive teachers. 29 more words

A Walton's Plan to "Fix Public Education." Uh huh.

I used to shop at Walmart.

In September 2012, I couldn’t bring myself to do so anymore.

Several months prior, in April 2012, I began investigating the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) right around the time that  2,347 more words

High-stakes Testing

Baltimore Memoir: Excerpt #1

The blurb of a bio that I wrote, describes a list of my experiences in black and white. But those experiences are etched in my memory in a vivid rainbow of colors. 1,147 more words

Teaching