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  1. Gina Schouten (2013). Restricting Justice: Political Interventions in the Home and in the Market. Philosophy and Public Affairs 41 (4):357-388.
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  2. Gina Schouten (2012). Educational Justice: Closing Gaps or Paying Debts? Journal of Applied Philosophy 29 (3):231-242.
    The question of our educational obligations to disadvantaged students has typically been conceptualized using the language of achievement gaps: how and to what extent should we ameliorate gaps between students in terms of their attainment of certain valuable outcomes that are correlated with education? Recently, some have argued that the language of achievement gaps is misconceived and problematic, and that we should instead conceptualize our obligations to students as an education debt that is owed to certain disadvantaged students as descendants (...)
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  3. Gina Schouten (2012). Fair Educational Opportunity and the Distribution of Natural Ability: Toward a Prioritarian Principle of Educational Justice. Journal of Philosophy of Education 46 (3):472-491.
    In this article, I develop and defend a prioritarian principle of justice for the distribution of educational resources. I argue that this principle should be conceptualized as directing educators to confer a general benefit, where that benefit need not be mediated by improved academic outcomes. I go on to argue that it should employ a metric of all-things-considered flourishing over the course of the student's lifetime. Finally, I discuss the relationship between my proposed prioritarian principle and the meritocratic principle that (...)
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  4. Harry Brighouse & Gina Schouten (2011). Understanding the Context for Existing Research and Reform Proposals. In Greg J. Duncan & Richard J. Murnane (eds.), Whither Opportunity. Russell Sage. 507--522.
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