Natural Law vs. Positive Law: Education in the Balance
Date: March 1, 2023
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM
Place: Room 205, USCB-Hilton Head
Presenter: Peter McAllister
Moderator: Dr. Gordon Haist
Peter McAllister holds a Ph.D. in economics and education from Columbia University. He spent 27 years as an executive with Citigroup where he established and managed an analytical group responsible for guiding the use of artificial intelligence and statistical analysis in the management of Citigroup's global consumer banking operations. After retirement from Citigroup, Peter taught high school for another 11 years. He has had a lifelong interest in philosophical issues, having lived them in both professions and read extensively in philosophy.
This session will explore some of the ethical arguments both for and against our system of public education. The session will contain a brief history of U.S. public education, a discussion of several issues currently confronting our schools, and a review of the ethical positions that support or challenge their existence.
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