The Governor Markell FOIA Release: Rodel, Herdman, RTTT, Common Core, and guess who’s coming to town…

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For those who may not be aware, I requested a Freedom of Information Act request from Delaware Governor Jack Markell’s office on December 3rd, 2014.  I received it today, January 12th, 2015.  My request was for all emails between Markell and the following individuals: US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Michelle Rhee, Joel Klein (of Amplify) and Paul Herdman of The Rodel Foundation of Delaware.

Some things are obvious from this FOIA release.  Governor Jack Markell does not communicate big education matters via email.  At least not his official state email.  For a Governor that pushes education so much, you would think there would be more communication with his partner on the Education Blueprint.  Some questions that are answered in this:

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6 responses to “The Governor Markell FOIA Release: Rodel, Herdman, RTTT, Common Core, and guess who’s coming to town…

  1. Publius e decere

    Obtusely voluminous. Whatever.

    KIPP is a good organization, and they run successful schools. I doubt they will fly into town in black helicopters and night vision goggles. They are probably just what the doctor ordered.

    Publius

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    • kilroysdelaware

      Wendy Kopp CEO of Teach For America aka Mrs Richard Barth wife of Kipp CEO Richard Barth. Publius I am wondering ??? Could this be little Richie son of Ciba-Geigy’s former big chief Richard Barth?? Wait didn’t Ciba Geigy buy DuPont’s TiO 2 Newport Plant ? Wait isn’t Wendy’s dad JD tight with the Bush family ? Hey Publius add a gram of Potassium Nitrate to your Maker’s Mark but for God-sake don’t mix Coca-Cola with it. 😉

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    • Publius e decere

      Kopp, KIPP, Barth and hearth. You sure you aren’t a ghost writer for Dr. Seuss? “Cause you sure have spun a yarn here. I’m sure (not) that all of those captains of industry are sitting around the fire each evening scheming on how to put money into non-profit schools while ignoring their industrial empires. That, and reading Green Eggs and Ham out loud to each other. 🙂

      Publius

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    • kilroysdelaware

      Come on no yarn! So Union Carbide’s gift of free NYC office space and Mobil Oil’s gift of $$$ living expenses to a Kopp college senior had no connection to family? Wendy Kopp praised Union Carbide despite the Bhopal H3CNCO incident. Kopp and Barth puppets for the Eli Broad’s of the world.

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    • Publius e decere

      “— despite — Bhopal —“. Wow. Not worth a dignified response.

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  2. What in God’s name are you two talking about??? It’s like you two talk in a different language sometimes. But then again, the most exciting thing to hit Dover in years is a police driver lip synching to a Taylor Swift song while driving around a park.

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