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May 04 2010

“Know your rights.” – The Clash

In the whirlwind of pre-institute summer madness, I thought this would be a excellent moment to stop and remind myself why I am doing all of this. I consider a quality education to be every child’s birthright, and I am so excited to be a part of closing the education gap. I trust that this commitment to advocating for basic human rights for all will give me the necessary drive to do all I need to in the next two years and beyond…
An excerpt from my application letter of intent:
I have seen first hand the way discrepancies in educational quality can bring exciting, progressive options to children from high-income neighborhoods while limiting other students’ opportunities for success. I would love to be a part of a movement that attempts to counter-balance this inequity.
While studying ethical theory in college, I encountered John Rawls’ Veil of Ignorance, an important concept…

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On applying at the last deadline- I applied in February after hearing a TFA story on NPR. If I had know then the extent of the work, preparation, investment, and study that is required prior to the Summer Induction, I would have waited until next year to apply. As thrilled as I am to have…

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It is perhaps no coincidence that I would name my first blog about Teach for America after one of my favorite love songs ever written. While trying to come up with a pithy, pseudo-inspirational-yet-not-too-starry-eyed title, I kept hearing this song over and over in my head. The Talking Heads’ song perfectly expresses all of the…

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