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 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, S. & Bascia, N. (2021).Teachers’ organizations and educational reform: Resistance and beyond

Maharaj, S. (2020). From oversight to advocacy: An examination of school-board leadership. 


High schoolers petition for mark freeze after COVID-19 learning disruptions

CBC - January 19, 2022

How do we achieve racial justice in schools?

Toronto Star - November 3, 2021

Students pay the price for hybrid model of schooling, say parents, experts

CBC, August 29, 2021

The convenience of ‘hybrid’ education comes at a cost: a compromised learning experience for children

Toronto Star, May 25, 2021

Should Ontario scrap elected school boards?

TVO The Agenda, April 26, 2021

We are not visible minorities; we are the global majority

Toronto Star, February 9, 2021

Appreciate the miracle being performed by schools

Toronto Star, October 12, 2020

Are schools truly committed to racial justice?

Toronto Star, June 10, 2020


Fields of Interest

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