Friday, August 3, 2007

Others question lack of focus on education in campaign

Others are getting into the act on the candidates' lack of focus on education during the campaign. The latest foray (subscription only) comes from Arthur Levine, president emeritus of Teachers College at Columbia University, and now president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

In a commentary on the back page of Education Week, he noted that education received less than 33 minutes in the first 12 hours of debate that has been aired. "To permit education to fall off the national agenda today is to accept weak and inequitable schools," he writes in his column.

Levine makes mention of EWA's invitation to candidates to speak about their positions on education. As of today, no candidate has accepted an interview date.

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