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Principles are your pal. They offer both theory and a diagnosis to help you figure out what the problem is. But on their own, they’re not enough. Where do they fit in decision-making? Plus a burning question about relativism.

At the NAAPE Conference in 2019, Grace Gecewicz (UW Madison Philosophy undergrad, ’20) and Abby Beneke (UW Madison Educational Policy Studies PhD student) interviewed Professor Jaime Ahlberg (Philosophy, University of Florida). This is a great piece for understanding principles and decision-making.

Recorded October 2019. Produced by Grace Gecewicz, Abby Beneke, and Carrie Welsh.
Music by Podington Bear and Ketsa.

Recommended Readings:

Levinson, Meira, and Jacob Fay. Dilemmas of Educational Ethics: Cases and Commentaries. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2016.