Are Private Schools Morally Permissible?

I believe that the existence of private schools does violate equality of opportunity, at least in one of its forms. However, I do not believe that the corollary of this should be their proscription. As this essay will attempt to show, I believe that private schools are not just morally permissible but moral requisites. In doing this, I shall present the strongest arguments against private education and illustrate the weaknesses in each one. In particular, I consider the ideas of John Rawls and Adam Swift. John Rawls To understand Rawls’ stance, one must revert back to his two principles of […]

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The UK’s Critical Issues Revealed In Today’s Social Mobility Report [Article]

Today, The Social Mobility Commission (an advisory public body) has published a social mobility report, which outlines that 48 per cent of people think that our parents and our backgrounds determine what we manage to achieve in society. Only 32 percent of us think that society gives everyone a fair shot. In fact, over half of young people think that they are held back by the cards they were dealt at birth. The findings of the report (which can be found here) elude to the ever-deepening geographical divide that cleaves our country in two. London, characteristically, is seen as the […]

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