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This article is a response to Matusov's argument for a student's right to define the limits of their own education. While I agree with Matusov's premise, I argue that his solution is framed as a dualism, which may undermine the dialogic principles of his call to students' educational freedoms. I propose that viewing students' educational freedoms through Bakhtin's arhcitectonic self removes the dualism of Matusov's argument, and close by providing an example of the architectonic self in practice within the teacher-student relationship.
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