Friday, March 28, 2008
Ohio's Department of Education: Sorry Folks, Nothing Is Happening Here
COLUMBUS (TDB) -- The Ohio Department of Education's public affairs/press office has published just 20 press releases since mid-August -- and only 6 so far this year. That's two per month to date in 2008. Apparently, nothing much is happening at the agency that is worth informing the state's citizenry about. Or nobody is supposed to know what is happening. Either way, the lack of communication with the public -- and lack of any excitement and news at the state education level -- could be part of the reason behind Gov. Ted Strickland's push to shake things up. He's on record saying he doesn't think much of State Superintendent Susan Tave Zelman's leadership skills.