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Educational Goods: Values, Evidence, and Decision-Making

Harry Brighouse, Helen F. Ladd, Susanna Loeb, and Adam Swift


Educational Goods advances a theory of how to combine values and evidence in decision-making about education. The book identifies three kinds of value that must be balanced against each other: a theory of the kind of educational outcomes schools should aim at; a theory of how educational opportunities should be distributed; and independent values that should be considered when they conflict with the first two kinds of value. The evidence that decision-makers should seek out and consider is that which bears on how these values will be realized through the choices they make, and the book articul ... More

Keywords: Educational goods, Educational equity, school choice, school accountability, school financing, education policy, childhood goods, educational adequacy, childhood goods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226514031
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226514208.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harry Brighouse, author
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Helen F. Ladd, author
Duke University

Susanna Loeb, author
Stanford University