Beth Fertig is the contributing editor for education, covering the New York City public school system for WNYC on air and online at SchoolBook.org. She has covered education in the city for more than 15 years. Beth is the author of Why cant u teach me 2 read? Three Students and a Mayor Put Our Schools to the Test (FSG Books) which grew out of a radio series on the low graduation rate for special education students. Follow her @bethfertig.
Cathie Black to Kent Graduates: "Self-Reliance Makes it Happen"
Friday, November 12, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg's pick for Schools Chancellor, Hearst Magazines Chairman Cathie Black, has not spoken to reporters since her brief comments at City Hall on Tuesday. Though she did give a very quick interview to Cindy Adams at the NY Post about how the job offer came "out of left field."
For some insight into her philosophy about the role of education in shaping students' lives, we found this speech she gave to graduates of the Kent school in Connecticut this past June. Both of her children attended the private boarding school.