This chapter examines formal education. This involves two related concerns. The first is the nature and purpose of schooling. The second is the role of schooling in a commercial society, including certain core economic concerns. Both connect pluralism to the duties of the sovereign, the first by suggesting that the basic structure of institutional education is itself a means for managing difference, and the second by prescribing that the responsibility of the government to fund these institutions is an outgrowth of its effectiveness in cultivating social unity in the face of difference.
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