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ERIC Number: EJ794929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
School Choice and the Burdens of Justice
Clayton, Matthew; Stevens, David
Theory and Research in Education, v2 n2 p111-126 2004
This paper takes issue with Swift's argument for the claim that parents who affirm equality of opportunity can justifiably buy advantageous private schooling if it is necessary to ensure educational adequacy for their children. We advance a number of reasons of justice and morality that support the view that egalitarian parents ought to accept a degree of educational inadequacy: parents have a "pro tanto" reason to share the burdens of injustice; it is not obvious that the legitimacy of parental partiality is as extensive in unjust circumstances as it is under just arrangements; we have some duty of justice to accept inadequacy for our children in the fight for the realization of educational justice; and we might be morally required to accept more than a fair share of the burden of establishing just educational institutions. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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