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Education, Justice, and Democracy$
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Rob Reich and Danielle Allen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226012629

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226012933.001.0001

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Family Values and School Policy

Family Values and School Policy

Shaping Values and Conferring Advantage

(p.199) Chapter 9 Family Values and School Policy
Education, Justice, and Democracy

Harry Brighouse

Adam Swift

University of Chicago Press

This chapter begins by explaining the role of philosophy in evaluating education policy. It then summarizes a theory of what is valuable about the family, introducing the idea of “familial relationship goods,” which yields an account of the kind of rights parents have with respect to their children. Subsequent sections set out the implications of this view, specifically with respect to parents' rights to shape their children's values and to confer advantage on them. The chapter emphasizes the limits of those rights while also considering how policymakers might best promote an optimal balance of values—including “family values”—in circumstances in which many believe those rights are extensive.

Keywords:   philosophy, education policy, familial relationship goods, parental rights

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