Well, Governor Markell and his staff usually have one “go-to” play:
Option one: call up the editors at the News Journal, using the previous editor from there that works at the DOE, plant a story seed suggesting that Capital is violating the law. Get some state workers to opine the same in quotes. Have the News Journal reporter reach out to a “non-profit” to solicit a quote about RTTT and how everyone agreed to everything and you can’t back out of your commitment. Then reach out to the school board in question, tell them everyone says they’re breaking the law and ask for a quote. Get a quote that says we are not breaking the law and we are not going to rescind our action, then report only the part saying they intend to defy Jack Markell’s administration.
Cue public outrage, and more importantly, scare other boards into submission.
Option 2: reach out to Capital’s board and try to work out the concerns and differences so all parties can defend their turf and do right by educators.
Carnac says: Option one, all the way.