Campbell, James Kennedy 2008, School choice, religion and the public good, in APSA 2008 : Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Australian Political Studies Association, Brisbane, Qld..
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This paper discusses the issue of school choice. I contend that arguments for choice through vouchers based on the perceived benefits of religious schooling is based on a narrow set of research, which is potentially misleading with regards to the role religious schools play in establishing democratic values and the common good. This paper seeks to demonstrate through as comparative discussion of U.S. and Australian examples the problematic nature of arguments for school choice based on the perceived advantages of religious schools.