Obama advisor Linda Darling-Hammond, left, and McCain advisor Lisa Graham Keegan, right
From 4 to 6 p.m. PT tonight, the education policy advisors for Barack Obama and John McCain — Linda Darling-Hammond (who just conducted Oakland’s small schools study) and Lisa Graham Keegan, respectively — will debate the future of public schools.
Tonight’s “Education and the Next President” debate at Columbia University’s Teachers College might not be quite as sexy to the average American as the Biden-Palin showdown. But for those steeped in the challenges of public schooling everyday, as many of you are, the event could illuminate how each of the candidates would tackle education policy, and how they differ.
Update: If you can’t catch the debate live, considering the hour it’s airing in California, I’m told that it will be posted on Ed Week’s Web site by Wednesday afternoon.