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David Kirp

University of California, Berkeley

David L. Kirp is a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of numerous books about K-12 and higher education, including Disrupting Disruption: The Steady Work of Transforming Schools and The Education Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know. A former journalist, Kirp was a member of President Barack Obama’s 2008 transition team. Throughout his career, his main focus has been on education and children’s policy, and he has also tackled some of America’s biggest social problems, including affordable housing, access to health, gender discrimination and AIDS. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Education.