Live Debate Date: Monday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. ET

8 Oct

Taking the Election to School: Making Education a Focus of the 2012 ElectionEducation Advisers to Obama and Romney to Debate at Teachers College, Columbia University

Exclusive Live Webcast Hosted by Education Week on

Teachers College, Columbia University, will host “Taking the Election to School: Making Education a Focus of the 2012 Election,” a debate between Jon Schnur, education adviser to President Barack Obama, and Phil Handy, education adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, on Monday, October 15, at 7:00 pm Eastern. Teachers College President Susan H. Fuhrman will moderate the debate, which will take place at Teachers College’s Cowin Conference Center. The event will be webcast live by Education Week on


  • Jon Schnur is co-founder of America Achieves. Previously, Mr. Schnur co-founded and served as CEO of New Leaders for New Schools. He has also served as senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and co-chairman of the Obama for America Education Policy Committee.
  • Phil Handy is the higher education co-chair of Mr. Romney’s Education Policy Advisory Group. Mr. Handy is CEO of Strategic Industries; former chairman of the Florida State Board of Education; twice appointed by President George W. Bush as vice chairman of the National Board for Education Sciences; and a member of the board of directors of the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

A panel discussion featuring education journalists and other experts will immediately follow the debate.

Register free to view the live webcast on


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