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: