Fair Opportunity in Education: A Democratic Equality Perspective*

  title={Fair Opportunity in Education: A Democratic Equality Perspective*},
  author={Elizabeth S. Anderson},
  pages={595 - 622}
Recent work on justice in the distribution of educational opportunities has focused on two phenomena. The first is the shift in the United States from an “equality” to an “adequacy” standard of fair educational opportunity. Instead of making the state provide equal educational inputs to rich and poor children, advocates for the disadvantaged, courts, and policy makers have been trying to make the state educate all students to at least an adequate threshold of achievement. The second is the fact… 

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