Sachin Maharaj


Sachin Maharaj
Assistant Professor

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Sachin Maharaj


Dr. Sachin Maharaj is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Policy and Program Evaluation. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, he was a teacher at the Toronto District School Board and a lecturer at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, where he completed his Ph.D. and was a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar. His research, which focuses on school boards, school choice, teacher unions, and policy implementation, has been published in Leadership and Policy in Schools and the Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy.  Dr. Maharaj is also a regular contributor to the Toronto Star, where he has published over 60 articles, and has appeared several times on media outlets like CBC Radio and TVO. He is currently writing a book taking a critical look at Ontario educational policy, to be published by the University of Toronto Press.


Maharaj, Sachin & Bascia, Nina. (2021).Teachers’ organizations and educational reform: Resistance and beyond. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 196: 34-48.

Maharaj, Sachin. (2020). From oversight to advocacy: An examination of school-board leadership. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 19 (3):431-443.


The convenience of ‘hybrid’ education comes at a cost: a compromised learning experience for children, May 25, 2021, Toronto Star 

Should Ontario scrap elected school boards?, April 26, 2021, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO

We are not visible minorities; we are the global majority, February 9, 2021, Toronto Star

Appreciate the miracle being performed by schools, October 12, 2020, Toronto Star 

Are schools truly committed to racial justice?, June 10, 2020, Toronto Star

Fields of Interest

  • School Boards
  • School Choice
  • Teacher Unions
  • Educational Policy
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