Liberation and Outcomes

“I don’t make songs for free, I make them for freedom.”1 – Chance the Rapper

In order to overcome hunger and fear, students from low-income households must ultimately achieve liberation from people and institutions that restrict their freedoms. This goal can only be achieved only through authentic participation within critical discourses related to education policy, curriculum, and learning goals – which influence equity as well as edtech access and use. In order to achieve such freedom, students must be empowered through esteem and self actualization. In support of these efforts, educators and technology developers can support students’ development of epistemic agency as well as the capacity for knowledge building that is relevant to their own lived experiences.

Liberation, poverty, and the school environment

1. Chance the Rapper, 2016