Incoming NYC Schools Chancellor Asks For ‘Chance’

NEW YORK (AP) — The incoming chancellor of New York City’s public school system is pleading with the public to give her a chance to show that she can do the job.

Publishing executive Cathie Black defended her skills and experience as a manager of large, complex organizations in her first interview since being named to oversee the nation’s largest school system. The interview was broadcast Sunday on WABC-TV.

Black said she is a “strong, seasoned manager,” while deflecting questions about her educational experience.

The 66-year-old Hearst Magazines chairwoman has faced criticism over her lack of education experience since being appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The state granted her a waiver last week to bypass a requirement that chancellors have credentials as educators.

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  1. fern says:

    She’s in, Mancini is right the proof is in the pudding.
    Ya’ll get the government you deserve, you gave him a third term, so eat your hearts out and hope for the best.

  2. Father Mancini's Corner says:

    Could she make a positive difference in the schools? That is the question. As the cafeteria lunch lady once said, the proof is in the pudding. It may not matter too much to Bloomberg if she fails because in a couple years he’ll probably be out of office. (Notice I said probably.)

  3. HELMUT says:

    ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY KING BLOOMBERG! HIS WORD IS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS, QUALIFICATIONS DON’T MATTER, EXPERIENCE DOESN’T MATTER AND WHO NEEDS AN EDUCATION TO RUN THE BIGGEST SCHOOL SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY! THIS IS HIS CITY AND DON’T YOU FORGET THAT! HOW DARE YOU QUESTION THE KING! OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!

  4. Tajik Tajik says:

    Democracy at work.
    Everyone–and I mean everyone–with the exception of Bloombag sees what a shatty pick this is yet, she gets a waiver.

    Democracy at work, folks!

  5. The Gorn says:

    Wait a second – I thought back on September 21st, 2010 that Mayor Bloomberg placed a hiring freeze for all new NYC jobs. How come this lady gets past this now? This does not seem very fair…

  6. larry says:

    Chancellor………..hell with her credentials why not run for three term mayor.

  7. Leo Tolstoy says:

    You talk about your chance? Where my chances when your New York City department of education purposefully destroyed?

    Read my story Ms. Black, and I am waiting for your reply.

    http://puthenthope.org/uftnycboe/

  8. ME says:

    I’m sorry but I don’t think taking a “chance” on the future of so many kids to satisfy the ego and the vanity of Mrs. Black ( ironic last name ) is logical; Is she another one of Bloombergs Babes ?

  9. Allison Louise Turner says:

    Would Mrs. Black hire someone to run a major corporation who had no experience dealing with that industry? Probably not and neither should she get this job.

  10. The Truth says:

    OK Mrs. Black only when I get the chance to be a teacher! Enough said.

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