On Oct. 21, the education advisors to the two candidates — Lisa Graham Keegan for McCain; Linda Darling-Hammond for Obama — will face off in a debate at Teachers College, the venerable education school at Columbia University in New York. The debate, which begins at 4 p.m. PDT, will be webcast by Education Week. The moderator will be Susan Fuhrman, the president of Teachers College.
In the meantime, you can read the education platforms for McCain here and Obama here. And here is Edweek’s blog on the campaign. For those who don’t want to go to that much trouble, we’ll helpfully reduce the platforms to fit on the head of a pin: McCain believes in school choice and local control; Obama believes in an expansion of early childhood education and increased federal funding for education.