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McCain’s One Hundred

By Alyson Klein — June 09, 2008 1 min read
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From contributing blogger Alyson Klein:

One interesting little factoid I left out of my post on the Association of Educational Publishers election forum Friday came from Lisa Graham Keegan, Sen. John McCain’s education adviser. At a press conference following the event, Keegan said that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has a core of about 15 education advisers, many of whom I think are listed here. But apparently, he also has about 100 people in total, working on education for the campaign across the country. That sounds like ... a lot. Even Keegan described it as “unwieldy.” Maybe that’s why they haven’t yet put out anything comprehensive on education ... they say a camel is a horse designed by a committee...

Jeanne Century, director of science education and the director of research and evaluation at the University of Chicago’s Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education, who represented the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. on the other hand, didn’t even go to the press conference, because the Obama campaign apparently didn’t let her, folks at AEP told David Hoff. She did take questions from reporters during the forum, though, we didn’t get the chance to ask her as many questions as we got to ask Keegan.

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