The debates and the candidates might not be paying much attention to education, but that doesn't mean the public isn't. Slate magazine, Yahoo! News and the Huffington Post joined forces to put on the first online presidential candidate mashup -- involving the Democratic ones. And one of the top three topics was education (along with the Iraq War and health care, natch).
You can watch clips of what the candidates said at Yahoo! News. You can also read a Slate synopsis of the candidates' positions on education before the mashup.