Non-comparative justice in education
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According to the meritocratic conception of educational equality, prospects for educational achievements may be a function of an individual's talents and efforts. Rawls does not explicitly argue in favour of a promotion of the better endowed in the educational system in the quote cited above, but the educational system seems to be a natural starting point for encouraging the talented and for thereby promoting economic growth. Elizabeth Anderson and Debra Satz made some illuminating points regarding the second question, when they specified the conditions under which the less talented actually could gain from the promotion of the talented. Johannes Giesinger emphasises that focusing on educational aims leads to an account of justice that is clearly distinct from the meritocratic idea. Egalitarians and non-egalitarians alike should be sceptical about the reference to natural talents and about the call for an increased promotion of the talented.