Unformatted text preview: church, as the appropriate structures for determining educational policy. Liberal/Progressive thought reflects a conviction that government has an obligation to compensate for individual deprivation resulting from social inequities. Liberals emphasize programs designed to eliminate the effects of privilege, discrimination, and individual differences in ability. A value of liberalism is the creation of an educational system that promotes equality of opportunity. This concern with equality leads progressives to advocate an expanded role for the federal government in education policy. Liberal thought underscores the federal government’s role in promoting equality in other policy areas, such as civil rights. These achievements provide a framework for advocating an expansion of the federal role in education policy as a means to remedy past policies by local school boards and state governments, which, as in the case of segregation, produced unequal educational opportunity....
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- Fall '08
- Liberalism, Federal government of the United States