Strickland Makes "Final" Release of School Data to Rep. Morgan

Strickland Makes “Final” Release of School Data to Rep. Morgan

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

COLUMBUS — Gov. Ted Strickland has made a fifth and the governor’s office says “final” release of information to Rep. Seth Morgan, R-Huber Heights, in response to Morgan’s request for information on Strickland’s “evidence-based” model for school reform.

Strickland’s office announced the release on Tuesday, May 26 and referred to Rep. Morgan’s “overly-broad public records request.”

Morgan said he was reviewing the material. He said the latest release came after he sent Strickland’s office a letter on May 19 complaining that he hadn’t received any additional material after an Ohio Supreme Court ruling in the case. Morgan had gone to the Supreme Court in an effort to get the material.

The new release contained over 10,0000 pages of e-mail and e-mail attachments, as well as 216 pages of electronic copies of scholarly works cited in the previously-released bibliography, and five books that have been set aside for Rep. Morgan’s inspection, Strickland’s office said.

Altogether, more than 20,000 pages of materials have been released to Morgan or made available to him to review, the governor’s office said.

William Hershey, Dayton Daily News, Ohio Politics Blog, May 26, 2009, 03:03 PM