The Deny Waiver Coalition, which originally formed to oppose granting a waiver to Cathie Black, has a new target in mind: Dennis Walcott.
"One week after the departure of an unqualified schools Chancellor, a new Chancellor has again been crowned without an appropriate process," the coalition ... More >>
It's been a pretty eventful 24 hours on the education beat in New York City.
Given how unpopular Cathie Black was before she even started as Chancellor,
there was far less glee at her ouster than we were expecting. Many of her critics may be experiencing schadenfreude privately, but they weren't e ... More >>
In the wake of this morning's Cathie Black news, in which she was replaced as schools chancellor after only four months, New York State Education Commissioner David Steiner is seemingly being shown the door too. The New York Post reports that although "Steiner has not yet made a decision" abo ... More >>
Cathie Black, Mayor Bloomberg's newly appointed Schools Chancellor, is starting her first day on the job with a tour of schools in each of the five boroughs. (Though it remains unclear whether she had ever been in a public school building before being nominated to lead the nation's largest sc ... More >>
Whatever you think of her, Cathie Black is inarguably a by-the-dictionary unqualified choice for schools chancellor (hence the need for a waiver). It was her lack of traditional qualifications that probably made Mayor Bloomberg interested in her. And now, Black's come out of the gate swingin ... More >>
Despite all the Sturm und Drang, Cathie Black is poised to become the next New York City schools chancellor. Education Commissioner David Steiner passed the waiver needed -- due to her lack of education experience -- today, despite his advisory panel (and scores of others) recommending he den ... More >>
Less than 24 hours after everyone decided that a special panel to evaluate Cathie Black as schools chancellor had to be in the tank for Mayor Bloomberg, the group voted an overwhelming thumbs down for the publishing exec. So much for assumptions.
Black got just two out of eight votes on the ... More >>
Here's Gloria Steinem on her fellow Ms. Magazine veteran, Cathie Black, summing up the politics surrounding the publishing exec's now-wobbly appointment as schools chancellor:
Black, says Steinem, "is now paying the price of people's resentment of Bloomberg. ... People resent his third term. ... More >>
Over the weekend, Mayor Bloomberg experienced more pushback against Cathie Black, his choice for Chancellor of Schools. The only real variable in whether or not Bloomberg will get his choice is if State Education Commissioner David Steiner will grant Black a waiver or not, as she lacks the ne ... More >>
Cathie Black: can she get a waiver?Richard Mills, the same state education commissioner who gave Joel Klein a waiver to become chancellor in 2002, denied another waiver application in 2003.
The reasons cited in that 9-page denial letter will no doubt impact the decision now facing Mills' su ... More >>
Cathie Black: What will she bling to the job?By Lily Altavena
As backlash to Cathie Black's appointment as chancellor of New York City public schools mounts, the mayor remains mum while others question why he chose someone with such a lack of experience in education.
The Daily News' editorial boar ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg's announcement last week appointing Hearst executive Cathie Black as the city's new schools chancellor drew a lot of skepticism -- and ire -- from critics who think the magazine publisher isn't qualified enough (or...at all) for running the city's public schools. Last week, a stat ... More >>
The backlash against Mayor Bloomberg's new pick for city schools chancellor didn't take long to gather steam. A state senator-elect with ties to the teacher's union is already vying to block Cathie Black, the former Hearst Magazines chairman, from taking the job. He's urging state officials to de ... More >>