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Everyday Education: Dreamers, DACA And Everyday Education


January 29, 2018

Before 2013 when I met Julia*, one of the most intelligent and hard-working students in my “21st Century Teacher and Learner” course, I had never heard the acronym DACA (Deferred Action for Children Arrivals) or met a Dreamer, as the DACA young people are often called.

When I received a grant that same year to take six Brevard College students from rural Appalachia to Chicago to experience cultural diversity, Julia was the first to sign up. When we were buying airplane tickets, I told our students to use the identification they would carry with them on the trip.

However, Julia only...

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