Education Advisers to Obama and Romney to Debate; Live Webcast

Next week Teachers College Columbia University, the college’s graduate school of education, will host an education debate titled “Taking the Election to School: Making Education a Focus of the 2012 Election.” John Schnur, education adviser to President Barack Obama, and Phil Handy, education adviser to presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will debate at Teachers College in New York City on Monday, October 15 at 7 p.m. ET. Susan H. Fuhrman, Teachers College President, will moderate the debate.

John Schur is also the co-founder and Executive Chairman of America Achieves, a non-profit organization helping communities and states leverage leadership, policy, and practice to build high-quality educational systems. Phil Handy also serves as the CEO of Strategic Industries, a portfolio of companies in diversified service and manufacturing businesses.

Technapex readers based in NYC can register to attend the debate at Teachers College here. Readers based in Washington D.C. can RSVP here to watch the debate via webcast from the National Press Club.

Not based in either of those cities? Not to worry. Education Week will be hosting an exclusive, live webcast of the debate, which you can register to watch here. You can also participate in the debate by submitting a question to Mr. Schnur and Mr. Handy here, and by following the debate on Twitter at #TCDebate.

Have an important question about education policy you’d like Mr. Schnur and/or Mr. Handy to discuss at the debate? Well, don’t tell us about it, ask

them yourself! Just kidding. You can share in the comments too, if you want.

Caity Doyle

Caity is a former English teacher and the editor of Technapex. Caity is extremely passionate about education and is TriplePoint PR's resident edtech expert. When not researching education policy and edtech, she enjoys running along the Bay Trail while blaring the Boss through her headphones, watching the Giants beat the Dodgers, and meeting fellow Italians in North Beach.

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About Caity Doyle

Caity is a former English teacher and the editor of Technapex. Caity is extremely passionate about education and is TriplePoint PR's resident edtech expert. When not researching education policy and edtech, she enjoys running along the Bay Trail while blaring the Boss through her headphones, watching the Giants beat the Dodgers, and meeting fellow Italians in North Beach.