Public Good
with Shannon Moore and Stephen Hurley
Shannon D. Moore (University of Manitoba) and Stephen Hurley explore how we can protect the idea that public education is, in fact, a public good. Great guests, multiple perspectives and tools that will help us mobilize the conversation in our own communities.

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1.16 “Schooling as a white good” with Dr. Benjamin Justice

In the sixteenth episode of Public Good, Shannon and Stephen are joined by Dr. Benjamin Justice.

Benjamin Justice is Professor in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. He is…

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1.15 “Public schools have always been part of the settler colonial project” with Dr. Sean Carleton

In our fifteenth episode of Public Good, Shannon and Stephen are joined by Dr. Sean Carleton

https://www.seancarleton.com/ is a settler scholar and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of History and Indigenous Studies at the University of…

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1.14 “Our children are experiencing racial harm in the education system” with Charline Grant

In our fourteenth episode of Public Good, Shannon and Stephen are joined by Charline Grant from Parents of Black Children.

Charline Grant led the fight to take on the York Region District School Board to defend and advocate for her children and…

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1.13 “Let’s go to school together” with Stephane Vigneault

In our thirteenth episode of Public Good, Shannon and Stephen are joined by Stéphane Vigneault of L’école Ensemble

After studying political science (University of Ottawa, IEP Strasbourg, Stockholms Universitet), Stéphane Vigneault worked at home and…

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1.12 “It has everything to do with everybody” with Dr. Annie Kidder

In our twelfth episode of Public Good, Shannon and Stephen are joined by Dr. Annie Kidder from People for Education

Annie Kidder is the Executive Director and a founder of People for Education. Formerly a theatre director, Kidder became involved in…

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1.11 “God love your cotton socks: Public education in Newfoundland & Labrador” with Dr. Joelle Rodway

In our eleventh episode of Public Good, Shannon and Stephen are joined by Dr. Joelle Rodway

Dr. Joelle Rodway is an assistant professor in Educational Leadership at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her primary research interests focus on the…

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1.10 “In a prairie province, education is going downhill” with STF President Samantha Becotte

In our tenth episode of Public Good, Shannon and Stephen are joined by Samantha Becotte.

Samantha Becotte is the president of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation. She has bachelor’s degrees in education and science and a Master of Mathematics for…

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1.9 “Accessibility is a far greater parameter than choice in the quest for freedom” with  Bárbara Silva

In our ninth episode of Public Good, Shannon and Stephen are joined by Bárbara Silva.

Bárbara Silva is a public education advocate, organizer and activist, with degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Education. She is most passionate about building…

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1.8 “If we let these charter schools continue to expand, it’s going to be the loss of what public education really means” with  Dr. Wing Li

In our eighth episode of Public Good, Shannon and Stephen are joined by Dr. Wing Li.

Dr. Wing Li (pronouns she/her) is the Communications Director at Support Our Students, or SOS Alberta. SOS Alberta is a non-partisan public education advocacy group…

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1.7 “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,…

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Host

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

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.