David Garcia on Teaching Truth to Power

Key Points

  • Everything an academic publishes needs to be translated into a localized language.

  • Policy must be consequential, applicable and jurisdictional and therefore research must support policy in getting to this end. 

This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is a part of our New Pathways campaign. In partnership with American Student Assistance® (ASA), Stand Together and the Walton Foundation, the New Pathways campaign will question education’s status quo and propose new methods of giving students a chance to experience success in what’s next. 

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Dr David Garcia, Associate Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. A former Arizona Associate Superintendent of Public Instruction, and recent author of Teach Truth to Power: How to Engage in Education Policy.

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David Garcia


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