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professor of public policy, University of California at Berkeley
David is a former newspaper editor and policy consultant as well as an academic. In fifteen books and scores of articles he has tackled some of America’s biggest social problems. His involvement with government agencies and foundations – including serving on President Obama’s Transition Team — as well as his teaching and community activism, address these issues at ground level. His new book, Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming the Lives of Children examines promising policy innovations that span the first generation of children’s lives. From the beginning of his career at Harvard Graduate School of Education, children’s issues have been his passion. The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics emerged from his spending several years crisscrossing the country, crouching in pre-k classrooms and nurseries across the country and talking with experts in the field.