“Fraying at the Edges” with Dr. Jon Young

In our seventh episode of Public Good, Shannon and Stephen are joined by Dr. Jon Young.

Dr. Jon Young is currently the Acting Department Head of the Department of Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology in the Faculty of Education, at the University of Manitoba. His research interests include: school boards in Canada, internationalization of education, education funding, and fundraising. His areas of specialization are: Educational Administration, Public Governance & Education Policy.

In this episode, we speak to Dr. Young about the core values of public schooling. We also ask Dr. Young how broader public understandings of public education as a public good have changed over time. The episode offers specifics example from the Manitoba context—one that we think will give our listeners some hope about public action against government reforms. Anyone who had a “Kill Bill 64” sign on their lawn will want to listen to this episode—and so will anyone who does not know that means!



Shannon D. M. Moore
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba

Shannon D.M. Moore is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at The University of Manitoba. Prior to joining the faculty, Shannon was a social studies and English teacher in the public school system in British Columbia for 19 years.

Shannon is a public education advocate, and a founding member of People for Public Education Manitoba (@PublicEdMB).

Moore’s research interests include media and digital literacies in the social studies classroom, the impacts of online learning on teachers and teaching, and the impacts of neoliberalism on public education.

Stephen Hurley
Founder & 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.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.