COLLOQUIA READINGS



Center for the American Idea

Education and the Free Society
September 18-21, 2008


Brann.  Paradoxes of Education in a Republic.  pp. 23-63.

Brighouse, Harry.  School Choice and Social Justice.  Oxford University Press, 2000.  Chapter 1 ("Liberal Theory and Education").  pp. 1-17.

Gutmann, Amy.  Democratic Education.  Princeton University Press, 1987.  Chapter Two ("The Purposes of Primary Education," "Deliberation and Democratic Character," "Amoralism," "Liberal Neutrality" and "Moralism").

Herbert, Auberon.  "State Education: A Help or Hindrance?"  The Right and Wrong of Compulsion by the State and Other Essays.  Liberty Classsics, 1978.  pp. 53-80.

*Jefferson, Thomas.  "A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge."  Political Writings.  Ed. Joyce Appleby and Terence Ball.  Cambridge University Press, 1999. (excerpted)

--.  "A Letter to Joseph Cabell, February 2, 1815."  Political Writings.  Ed. Joyce Appleby and Terence Ball.  Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Mann, Horace.  "Tenth Annual Report."  The Education of Free Men.  Teachers College Press, 1957.  pp. 59-78.

Mosier, Robert D.  Making the American Mind: Social and Moral Ideas in the McGuffey Readers.  King's Crown Press, 1947.  Chapter 3 ("Religion and the Conservative Tradition"), Chapter 4 ("The Morality of the Middle Class").  pp. 57-98, 99-123.

*Newman, John Cardinal.  The Idea of the University.  pp. 76-125.

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr.  "The Battle of the Schools" and "The Decomposition of America."  The Disuniting of America.

West, E.G.  "The Political Economy of American Public School Legislation."  Education and the State: A Study in Political Economy.  Liberty Fund.  (Requires access to JSTOR)

*Digital copy will differ from the physical edition for the colloquium.  The online page numbers may not correspond to the assigned edition for the colloquium, then.

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