Bloomberg’s selection of Black to succeed Klein was almost instantly controversial. The decision received withering criticism from parents and lawmakers.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs argued in state Supreme court that Cathie Black lacks the required credentials to even be a teacher, much less chancellor of the massive school system.
The suit by state Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and other parents claims that state Education Commissioner David Steiner shouldn’t have granted a waiver to allow Hearst Magazines Chairwoman Cathie Black to take the job.
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.
The State Education Commissioner will decided whether to grant Cathie Black a waiver — which is needed because she has no teaching experience.
In a potential setback for Mayor Bloomberg’s hand-picked choice to run NYC schools, an eight-member panel of education experts has voted against recommending a waiver for Cathie Black.
The media executive chosen by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to lead New York City’s sprawling public school system has spent the last week out of the public eye while controversy over her appointment grows.
Just how much is known about Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pick for New York City Schools Chancellor?
Mayor Bloomberg insisted Friday that Cathie Black, the chairwoman of the Hearst publishing empire, has what it takes to run the nation’s largest school system.