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Moral and Normative Aspects of School Choice Conference

Conference on the Moral and Normative Aspects of School Choice

Date: March 9-10, 2001
Location: Fulton 511

With support from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Boisi Center held a major national conference on the normative and philosophical issues inherent in America's debates over school choice. Abstracts of all the papers are available on-line below; publications of all papers are available in School Choice: The Moral Debate from Princeton University Press, 2003. The Boston College Magazine has an online story detailing the conference's participants and discussions entitled "Uncommon Ground."

Panels and Panelists:

Friday, March 9th, 2001

School Choice and Equality
Conference Abstracts
Glenn Loury, Boston University
Stephen Macedo, Princeton University
Joseph Viteritti, New York University
Discussant: Paul Weithman, University of Notre Dame

School Choice and Pluralism
Conference Abstracts
Amy Gutmann, Princeton University
Meira Levinson, Boston Public Schools, and Sanford Levinson, University of Texas School of Law
Nancy Rosenblum, Harvard University
Discussant: David Hollenbach, S.J., Boston College

Saturday, March 10th, 2001

School Choice and the Ecology of Institutions
Conference Abstracts
Charles Glenn, Boston University
Richard Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary
Joseph O'Keefe, S.J., Boston College
Discussant: John McGreevy, University of Notre Dame

School Choice and Constitutional Law
Conference Abstracts
Martha Minow, Harvard Law School
Michael Perry, Wake Forest School of Law
Rosemary Salomone, St. John's University School of Law
Discussant: John Garvey, Boston College Law School