Parents Plan Protest Against Bloomberg’s Schools Pick

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The movement against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s choice for Schools Chancellor is gaining strength.

A group of parents, opposed to Hearst Magazine Executive Cathie Black, plan to present a petition containing 10,000 signatures Monday afternoon outside the Manhattan apartment of the head of the State Education Department.

Commissioner David Steiner must grant Black a waiver for the job because she lacks the necessary education credentials to serve as chancellor.

In the meantime, New York Sen. Eric Adams and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo are promising to introduce legislation that would restrict such waivers for people who don’t meet the requirements for Schools Chancellor.

  • Gerry Segal

    In Education: Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

    New York City just got a new Chancellor of Education who never taught a class.

    I taught in the south Bronx 45 years ago. Same problems..
    ­­.differen­t players. Nobody cares about the kids. This song I wrote in 1966 tells the whole story.


  • short people unite

    The most important qualification for a Bloomberg chancellor is that he or she must not be taller than, or wear heels taller than, Bloomberg himself himself.

  • Phil H

    Bloomberg breaks the written rules in conducting the government business. We
    should be very thankful for the law makers who still believe in the written laws
    that the man with the big money tries to ignore it. Well, may be he didn’t even try to.

  • Nemesis xyz

    Bloomberg thinks he is GOD. He’s in for a rude awakening.

  • BloombergMustGo

    Thankfully there are still some people left in NYC who have not fallen victim to Bloomberg’s egomaniacal influence. It would be a travesty if this TOTALLY UNQUALIFIED individual was allowed to run our schools. The mayor has clearly lost his mind and has moved to a new low in disregarding his constituency.

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