I would love to see more political debates focused on education. In most debates, education gets one or two questions, and most of the answers are the stock responses about raising the bar and improving teacher quality. There is no time for candidates to spell out how they would accomplish those goals.
Here is a release from David Poythress challenging Roy Barnes to an education debate. For quick background on the recent spat between the two candidates that preceded this press release, check out Political Insider
“Today, General David Poythress, Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia, challenged former Governor Roy Barnes to debate on education in Georgia.
“I called Barnes on the carpet for disrespecting the Democratic Party to a group of mostly Republicans, and his response was to accuse me of ‘ignoring the real issues,’” says Poythress. “Well, I’ve been talking about the critical issues facing Georgia since I entered the race last year.”