On October 21, the education advisors to the presidential candidates will face off in a debate at Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City. The debate will feature Lisa Graham Keegan, former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction and advisor to Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and advisor to Senator Barack Obama (D-IL).
The debate is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. EST and will be webcast by Education Week. Susan Fuhrman, president of Teachers College, will serve as the moderator.
Individuals who want to examine the candidates’ education platforms prior to the debate can do so by visiting the following websites:
Senator McCain: http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/
Senator Obama: http://www.barackobama.com/issues/
To register for the webcast, visit http://www.edweek.org/ew/index.html and look for a banner with information on the debate in the upper right corner of the page.