The social, political, economic, and environmental shifts of the world have utterly changed the way we need to think about education, in all forms. I’m going to write specifically about Architecture + Design Education. I really do believe that architects and designers have this collective responsibility to design for social equity and inclusion. A profession such as architecture literally intersects itself with the public interest of a community, which is usually ignored in favor of the market $$$$. The built environment plays such an important role in everyone’s lives, so why is it that design education doesn’t empower students to be advocates for social change? I think this goes side by side with a lot of what Freire says about traditional education and the banking system. While studio classes do allow for more critical thinking and, albeit, a more autonomous setting then a traditional classroom, the school of architecture and design is still set up as the professor as the authoritarian. In studio, you are taught to question every line you draw, every wall you build, every decision you make; but are never encouraged to question yourself, your environment, or authoritarians. Dialogues are actually not as common as one would think in a field that revolves around exploration and discovery. A critical pedagogy must be developed here so that students can be liberated from their conditioned perception of reality, and so they can start understanding the different aspects of their lives and culture from a critical perspective. With this, maybe they can understand their power as the future of this world.