“We know that children in poverty do better when they’re not concentrated in poverty.”
David began his newspaper career nearly 20 years ago in a coastal Florida town covering stories from local politics to hurricanes and tropical storms to health care. Education slowly became his passion and he began to specialize in K-12, higher education, policy issues and literacy—really digging into what makes a community successful. As the Tennessean’s opinion and engagement editor, he’s traveled the country to learn how other cities address many of the challenges that Nashville faces: housing, gentrification and urban planning. He’s seeing that other cities are experimenting with creating mixed-income living and says he is using his platform to shed light on our communities challenges so that significant form can take root.

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