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School choice and social justice

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Hardback, 2000, Oxford University Press. 222 pages. A clean copy, no markings. Boards and dustjacket very tidy. School choice, the leading educational reform proposal in the English-speaking world, evokes extreme responses: its defenders present it as the saviour; its opponents as the deathnell of a fair educational system. Disagreement and vagueness about what constitutes social justice in education muddies the debate. The author, Mary Brigham, provides a theory of justice for education, arguing that justice requires that all children have a real opportunity to become autonomous persons, and that the state use a criterion of educational equality for deploying educational resources. Through systematic presentation of empirical evidence, the author argues that existing schemes do not fare well against the criterion of social justice, yet this need not impugn school choice. Brigham offers a school choice proposal that could implement social justice and explains why other essential educational reforms can be compatible with choice.

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ISBN-10:
0198295863
ISBN-13:
9780198295860
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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Hardback, 2000, Oxford University Press. 222 pages. A clean copy, no markings. Boards and dustjacket very tidy. School choice, the leading educational reform proposal in the English-speaking world, evokes extreme responses: its defenders present it as the saviour; its opponents as the deathnell of a fair educational system. Disagreement and vagueness about what constitutes social justice in education muddies the debate. The author, Mary Brigham, provides a theory of justice for education, arguing that justice requires that all children have a real opportunity to become autonomous persons, and that the state use a criterion of educational equality for deploying educational resources. Through systematic presentation of empirical evidence, the author argues that existing schemes do not fare well against the criterion of social justice, yet this need not impugn school choice. Brigham offers a school choice proposal that could implement social justice and explains why other essential educational reforms can be compatible with choice.

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198295863
ISBN-13:
9780198295860
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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