Journal of Philosophy of Education 54 (5):1201-1205 (2020)

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Mark Jago
Nottingham University
Ian James Kidd
Nottingham University
Abstract
John White (2016) defends the UK private school system from the accusation that it allows an unfair form of ‘queue jumping’ in university admissions. He offers two responses to this accusation, one based on considerations of harm, and one based on meritocratic distribution of university places. We will argue that neither response succeeds: the queue-jumping argument remains a powerful case against the private school system in the UK. We begin by briefly outlining the queue-jumping argument (§1), before evaluating White’s no-harm (§2) and meritocracy (§3) arguments.
Keywords education  private schools  meritocracy
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DOI 10.1111/1467-9752.12432
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