Religious Parents, Secular Schools: A Liberal Defense of an Illiberal Education

@article{Burtt1994ReligiousPS,
  title={Religious Parents, Secular Schools: A Liberal Defense of an Illiberal Education},
  author={S. Burtt},
  journal={The Review of Politics},
  year={1994},
  volume={56},
  pages={51-70}
}
  • S. Burtt
  • Published 1994
  • Sociology
  • The Review of Politics
How far ought good liberals to go in accommodating parents with religious objections to the public school curriculum? This article argues that liberal democratic ideals are best honored when we allow parents to structure their children's education in ways compatible with their religious beliefs. Both liberal and democratic theorists, as well as a number of recent judicial decisions, are criticized for opposing such accommodation and for arguing their case against religious parents on a… Expand
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