Research seminar series 2011-2012
Dr Adam Swift, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Family Values and School Policy: Shaping Values and Conferring Advantage is co-authored with Harry Brighouse, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This paper argues that what is valuable about the family - "familial relationship goods", aka "family values" - can be adequately respected and promoted without granting parents the right either to determine the content of their children's education or to confer advantage on their children in ways that undermine fair equality of opportunity. It is consistent with this that, in current circumstances, parents do have some such rights, and there may be other reasons - nothing to do with rights - to permit that kind of parental influence on children's schooling.
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