Philip Cook, Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Edinburgh
What is the Relationship between Justice and Pluralism in School Policy? Why the Scottish School System is more unjust than the English
This presentation sets out an account of a ‘just plural school system’ that seeks to combine children’s entitlements as social equals, the expressive duties of school policy, with an account of a pluralist conception of liberalism. I briefly set out the principles, and then spend some time thinking through the implication for School policy. In particular I compare the Scottish and English systems and argue that the Scottish system is more unjust as it fails to express pluralism sufficiently.