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Futures for the American Classroom Where Do We Go from Here?

The words kept repeating themselves in my head: “We are living in ‘the future’—the future is

now … We are living in ‘the future’—the future is now …” From everything I can see, our present

moment matches the imagined versions of “the future” that I glimpsed in science fiction movies

and literature of the 1970s and 1980s, namely, a world dominated by technology and embedded

with the kind of diversity promised by the likes of Sulu, Uhura, and Spock.