Ricardo Tranjan – There Are Always Alternatives

By Stephen 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.

Ricardo Tranjan is a political economist and senior researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Recently, Ricardo released a calculator that would allow Ontario citizens to measure the impact that government cuts to class sizes and the introduction of mandatory e-learning would have on staffing at their local schools.

In this episode, we discuss the calculator against the backdrop of policy alternatives and the need for ongoing and robust debate about the future of public education.