New Right View on Education


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Chubb and Moe
Compared Working class children in private and state schools
Working class children in private schools did 5% better than working class children in state
State schools
o Fail at equality of opportunity
o Don't respond to student's needs
o Parents and community can't do anything
Private Schools
o Answerable to paying consumers (parents)
Chubb and Moe CRITICISMS
Low standards in state schools due to inadequate funding not state control
Gerwitz: Competition in schools means middle class go to more desirable schools
Marxists: Education systems promote a ruling class culture, not a shared culture or a
`national identity' as New Right thinkers claim

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