From affordable housing to AIDS, charter schools to gay rights, gender justice to higher education in an entrepreneurial era, his latest project, David Kirp addresses complex and controversial social issues. Trained as a lawyer, he was the founding director of the Center for Law and Education, which pursues equal educational opportunity issues in courts and legislatures. He has also been a journalist, and his work draws on an array of disciplines including sociology, political science, history and economics.
Research Expertise and Interest
public policy, law, social policy, higher education policy, politics and policy, primary and secondary education policy, race and ethnicity, early childhood policy