Equality of Educational Opportunity

[New Entry by Liam Shields, Anne Newman, and Debra Satz on May 31, 2017.] It is widely accepted that educational opportunities for children ought to be equal. This thesis follows from two
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[New Entry by Liam Shields, Anne Newman, and Debra Satz on May 31, 2017.] It is widely accepted that educational opportunities for children ought to be equal. This thesis follows from two observations about education and children: first, that education significantly influences a person's life chances in terms of labor market success, preparation for democratic citizenship, and general human flourishing; and second, that children's life chances should not be fixed by certain morally arbitrary circumstances of their birth such as their social class, race, and gender. But the precise meaning of, and...

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