Black Preps To Take Over In New Year

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – With the New Year comes new leadership in the Department of Education.

Cathie Black will take over for outgoing Chancellor Joel Klein, starting her new position on Monday.

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It’s a decision that Mayor Michael Bloomberg received much criticism for, but he has stood by his decision.

“She is optimistic. She believes in the great American dream. She believes in hard work, and giving each other a helping hand up rather than a hand out. She’s gonna hit the ground running as any new chancellor can,” Bloomberg said.

Bloomberg said she’s right person for the job when money is tight.

“She is different in style, but just as dedicated. A mom who certainly knows about education for her kids. A manager for a system that spends $22 billion a year,” Bloomberg said.

As Klein leaves the office, Bloomberg said New Yorkers should thank Klein for his hard work.

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  • John Ash

    Yes, she will hit the ground running…..and eventually fall on her face.
    Meet the new boss the same as the old boss.

  • Frank Macc

    Bloomberg mortgaged the future by increasing class size K-3. He wanted to be known as an innovator in creating small high schools, but of course he couldn’t resist lying by comparing schools with only 9th and 10th grade students to 9th to 12th grade schools. Middle schools are failing at the highest rate ever, and now Bloomberg will punish those who didn’t go along with the big lie with massive budget cuts. Before Cathie Black ‘hits the ground running’, she ought to know that schools are headed in the wrong direction.

  • BC

    I wish it was ‘outgoing Chancellor Black’ as you say on the front page of the site. She doesn’t deserve (or need) the job. Give the job to her assistant and give her the boot.

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