Resisting Oppressive Spaces within Paradigms
Chapter 9: Can I Have a Voice in the Nation’s Classroom?
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CAN I HAVE A VOICE IN THE NATION’S CLASSROOM?
I was with my father in a restaurant in the city of Oaxaca, where I live and work as a teacher and researcher in the public state university. My father was visiting me from suburban Chicago. It was Saturday, his last day here. We were pressed for time. My father had a 9:50 a.m. flight; and I had to make it to my 11:00 a.m. literature class with my students in the weekend module of the English teacher education program, today “The Tyger” by William Blake (1794/1983). “Anything but pork for him,” my father told the waitress.
She put on a noble smile.
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