Leaving Normal: Reimagining Schools Post-COVID and Beyond ft. Erika Shaker and Vidya Shah (PT 2)

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

In this second of a two part series, Vidya Shah and Erika Shaker reflect on announcements being made across the country about re-opening schools. We dig deeper into the need for more substantial funding, the “tyranny of choice”, continuing issues of inequity and ways to authentically engage the public in conversation about…well…public education.

Vidya Shah is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education, York University. Vidya is driven by an expertise in and passion for passion for justice and equity.

Erika Shaker is National Office Director at Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, & Editor of Our Schools/Our Selves.

Their article, “Leaving Normal: Reimagining Schools Post-COVID and Beyond”, appears in the most recent edition of Our Schools/Our Selves: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/subscribe-osos