Education and the Next President

October 11, 2008 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

Tuesday, October 21, 7 to 9pm EST/4 to 6 pm PST: Be sure to tune-in to the webcast of a live debate between Linda Darling-Hammond, education adviser to Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama, and Lisa Graham Keegan, education adviser to Republican nominee John McCain. The debate, titled “Education and the Next President,” takes place at Teachers College, Columbia University and is being exclusively Webcast by

Read Education Week‘s coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign to learn more about where the two candidates and their running mates stand on a wide variety of education issues. Also, read the blog, Campaign K-12, for more analysis of the candidates’ views.


Those interested in the history, philosophy, and ideas of education might want to pick-up the current edition of Lapham’s Quarterly; the theme of the Fall 2008 publication is “Ways of Learning” and includes probing, provocative essays by Thomas Jefferson and Cardinal John Henry Newman to Michel Foucault and Dave Eggers.


On a different note…

*** “Top 5 Grisliest Sporting Injuries” at Peak Performance.

*** As Gretchen Reynolds of the NYT summarizes in this week’s e-issue of Play magazine, “llegal doping isn’t the only drug-related quandary in sports… The world’s best soccer players downed a mix of legal prescription drugs and nutritional supplements before and during almost every match of the 2002 and 2006 World Cup competitions. Using data supplied by team physicians, researchers found that, on average, each player used about two drugs or supplements per match. Some players were taking as many as seven different legal substances at the same time.” Study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

*** “New exercise guidelines released Tuesday set a minimum sweat allotment for good health” [italics mine] at Associated Press.

*** The “style and sensibility” of New York City bicyclists from the New York Times.

Play, think…
J. R. Atwood


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Jason R. Atwood

I'm an avid trail runner and doctoral student at U.C. Berkeley who studies motivation and the relationship between the mind and body. This blog is a forum to share research, news, and musings about these topics of interest. More

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