Can the Liberal State Support Cultural Identity Schools?

@article{McDonough1998CanTL,
  title={Can the Liberal State Support Cultural Identity Schools?},
  author={Kevin McDonough},
  journal={American Journal of Education},
  year={1998},
  volume={106},
  pages={463 - 499}
}
Recently, several groups in the United States and Canada--for example, American Indian/First Nations people, African-American males, and the deaf--have claimed the right to receive state support for cultural identity schools--that is, separate schools whose educational aims and practices are designed to reinforce a particular cultural identity. It is widely assumed that liberalism must be committed to a principle of cultural neutrality that prevents a liberal state from assigning legitimacy to… Expand
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