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CSLR Fellow Berner discusses educational pluralism on podcast
By | Emory Law | Sep 14, 2017 12:09:00 AM

CSLR Fellow Ashley Berner, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director at Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, discussed educational pluralism in an Education Next podcast titled, "What if the government regulated schools, but did not run them?" Berner described a system of organizing education so that the government funds and regulates public schools, but the government does not necessarily run them. Churches, synagogues, and nonprofit organizations run the schools.

This approach allows for diversity rather than uniformity among schools, eliminating the need for public schools to attempt to be neutral in teaching values. The pluralism view argues that education cannot be neutral with respect to values. 

Listen to the full podcast here.