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Global Competition Is The New Reality

by David Abney - 2008

I know my own world view coming out of college was pretty much limited to the Mississippi Delta. I had never traveled north beyond Memphis. So I think it’s especially important to expose students in American rural communities to our changing world of business. And I know I do not have to tell any of you that regardless of where education takes place in America—whether rural or urban community—it’s more vital than EVER to America’s future.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 71-73
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22835, Date Accessed: 8/3/2021 8:11:06 PM

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  • David Abney
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    David Abney is President of UPS International. He began his career at UPS in 1974 as a part-time employee loading and unloading packages. He is now responsible for the strategic development and management of UPS’s international package division. This speech was delivered at the U.S. Department of Education’s International Education Forum on Global Competitiveness on February 22, 2008 in Washington, D.C. It is reprinted with permission of the author.
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