David Bloomfield


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David C. Bloomfield (J.D., Columbia; M.P.A., Princeton) is Professor of Education Leadership, Law & Policy at Brooklyn College and The CUNY Graduate Center. The author of American Public Education Law and other publications, he received the first Paul Robeson Prize in Minority Legal Studies from Columbia Law School and holds certification as a school district superintendent and principal. Bloomfield brings broad professional background to his work. His experience includes public, independent, and religious education; public and private law practice; school district administration; government agency and elected official staff positions; not-for-profit management; and higher education. He served as an elementary and middle school teacher; Law Clerk to Hon. Robert L. Carter (S.D.N.Y.); Associate in the Education Practice Group at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C.; Assistant New York City Corporation Counsel; General Counsel, New York City Board of Education; General Counsel and Senior Education Adviser to the Manhattan Borough President; and Executive Director for public education programs at the Partnership for New York City. His extensive volunteer activities include service on not-for-profit boards and as an elected parent member and President of New York’s Citywide Council on High Schools. He is frequently quoted on instruction, governance, and politics in NYC schools.