FESI 2023 - The purpose of public education has moved away from its initial intention of creating compliant, non-critical workers to supporting students to live full, complete lives. Research findings show that marginalized students’ dreams are often inseparable from the systemic struggles they face in their bodies and lived realities. “Their dreams constitute a duality of lack and abundance: a lack of white supremacy, police, borders, and trauma; and an abundance of love, care, autonomy, and community” (Cheung, 2022). Student dreams are filled with hope, conviction, and frustration with the realities of injustice they witness as a result of the oppressive structures they must navigate.
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