Some of you will recall that a similar (education debate by presidential surrogates) was held at Teachers College and hosted by Fuhrman prior to the last Presidential election. That one featured Linda Darling Hammond representing President Obama. Many of us hoped that her highly visible presence as an adviser during the campaign signaled she might be our next Secretary of Education. Given that history, I'm a little skeptical (aren't you surprised) that what we hear from the surrogates in this debate will be an accurate reading of what we can expect in terms of policy after the election dust settles.
It wasn't all just projecting our hopes on a blank slate.