An introduction to Berkeley’s signature method for problem-solving in the public interest.
David L. Kirp is the James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a policy consultant and former newspaper editor as well as an academic. In his seventeen books and scores of articles, in both the popular press and scholarly journals, he has tackled some of America’s biggest social problems, including affordable housing, access to health, gender discrimination and AIDS. Throughout his career, his main focus has been on education and children’s policy, from cradle to college and career. He was a member of the 2008 Presidential Transition Team, where he drafted a policy framework for early education.