A Foundation Under Every Child ft Erika Shaker and Harvey Bischof

A Foundation Under Every Child ft Erika Shaker and Harvey Bischof

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Harvey Bischof is the President of the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation. Erika Shaker is the Director of The Education Project at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. In this conversation we use the current Pandemic context as a backdrop to talk about the policy conversations that need to be having if we are going to adequately address the many equity issues that are staring us in the face these days.

The inspiration for this conversation was a piece that Erika wrote for Behind the Numbers, the CCPA blog. Her entry called for us to consider the deeper equity issues that have been laid bare by the current crisis. You can find Erika’s writing here: http://behindthenumbers.ca/2020/04/15/park-it-wi-fi-access-is-not-educational-equity/

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Stephen Hurley

Chief Catalyst voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.