Cathie Black Collateral? Education Commissioner David Steiner Out Soon Too


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” about his job situation, anonymous education officials are calling his exit “imminent” after only two years in the state’s top education position. Steiner came under fire for supporting Black’s appointment even though she lacked education experience, having been in the magazine business, and he granted the waiver that put her in office. Though he’s not officially gone, the “state education sources” seem to be sending a pretty clear message, including State Regents Chancellor Merry Tisch, who told WCNY radio of Steiner’s potential ouster, “I have heard a lot about that.”

Update: It’s official.


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 7, 2011

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