Cathie Black's loud debut

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 11:49 AM

NYC Schools Chancellor Cathie Black seemed unphased by the heckling she received last night. Just like Bloomberg was earlier this week.

The meeting was convened so the Panel for Educational Policy could vote on (and approve) a plan to move an elite, mostly white high school, into the same building where another, less prestigious school, is currently located.

So, Black was walking into hostile territory.

“Let’s try to do this with some civility and decorum,” one education official implored.


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