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Towards meaningful solidarity


I became a teacher because I enjoy helping young people learn. I saw teaching as a way to “make a difference” in the world. But at this moment in history, teachers face opponents who are doing great harm, to children, schools, and our profession, harm that we cannot impede solely through our role in classrooms. The rich and ...

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Reflections on the International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2013


The first two Summits in New York were always going to be a tough act to follow. They were the brainchild of the two US teacher unions, the NEA and the AFT and the US Education Secretary. The third ISTP hosted by the Netherlands with its EI affiliates had to demonstrate that the initial Summits were not just events unique to the...

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Going Forward: The Achievement of the MDGs and Where to Progress Post-2015


With roughly 2.8 years to go, the deadline for the successful implementation of the Millennium Development Goals is fast approaching; that being said, 2015 is not the “red light” year. Ensuring access to and participation in education and training, as well as the opportunities to continue education beyond the primary level f...

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