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Darby, Derrick; Saatcioglu, Argun – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Both neoliberals and liberals call for mitigating inequality of educational opportunity stemming from circumstances beyond an individual's control. In this article, we challenge the wisdom of making equality of opportunity hinge on emphasizing the distinction rather than the relationship between choices and circumstances. We utilize an empirical…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Bias, Racial Factors, School Choice
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Darby, Derrick – Theory and Research in Education, 2011
Some political philosophers have recently argued that providing K-12 students with an adequate education suffices for social justice in education provided that the threshold of educational adequacy is properly understood. Others have argued that adequacy is insufficient for social justice. In this article I side with the latter group. I extend…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Social Justice, Equal Education, Grades (Scholastic)