Bloomberg: Cathie Black Is 'Phenomenally Competent'

Friday, April 08, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended outgoing Schools Chancellor Cathie Black a day after he announced she would be leaving the post after only three months.

Appearing on his weekly WOR radio show, Bloomberg said on Friday that Black was "a phenomenally competent woman."

Bloomberg announced Thursday that the two agreed Black, a former publishing exec who faced 17 percent approval ratings, should step down. Black faced criticism for her lack of education experience despite the mayor's claims that her work in the private sector qualified her for the position.

With the Associated Press


More in:

The Morning Brief

Enter your email address and we’ll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.


Latest Newscast




WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public


Supported by