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David R. Garcia

Arizona State University

David R. Garcia is an Associate Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. His academic publications focus on school choice, policy development/implementation in public education and research use in policymaking. In 2018, he published Essential Knowledge: School Choice (the MIT Press). In 2021, he published Teach Truth to Power: How to Engage in Education Policy (the MIT Press). David’s professional experience includes extensive work in education policy development and implementation, including as the former Associate Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of Arizona and Democratic candidate for Arizona Governor in 2018. David holds a BA from Arizona State University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

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